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Marina World FROM THE EDITOR HEAD OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS & SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, UK Editor Carol Fulford T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 E: carolfulford@marinaworld.co.uk Deputy Editor Charlotte Niemiec T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 E:charlotteniemiec@marinaworld.co.uk Advertisement/Commercial Director Julia Hallam T: +44 (0) 1621855 890 E: juliahallam@marinaworld.co.uk Administration Manager Corinna Francis T: +44 (0) 1621855 890 E: corinnafrancis@marinaworld.co.uk Finance Manager Magdalena Charman T: +44 (0) 1403 733678 E: accounts@marinaworld.co.uk Advertisement Production Nick Hing T: +44 (0) 1323 490384 E: adstudio@marinaworld.co.uk NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE Sales Director Americas Philippe Critot PO Box 29759, Los Angeles, CA 90029-0759, USA T: +1 323 660 5459 F: +1 323 660 6030 E: pcritot@marinaworld.com FRENCH OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Catherine Métais T: +33 6 60 17 75 81 E: catherinemetais@marinaworld.com ITALIAN OFFICE Advertisement Representative Ediconsult Internazionale srl piazza Fontane Marose 3, 16123 Genoa, Italy T: +39 010 583 684 F: +39 010 566 578 E: genova@ediconsult.com ASIA PACIFIC OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Suzanna Kovacevic T: +61 438 22 46 09 E: suzanna@marinaworld.com Marina World (ISSN 1471-5856) is published bi-monthly by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, United Kingdom. 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Printed in the UK by Stephens & George © 2019 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd Plastic policies In March, the European Parliament voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics, including plastic cutlery and plates, plastic stemmed cotton buds, straws, drink stirrers and balloon sticks. It also approved reduction measures for food and drink containers and aims for the measure to go into effect across the EU by 2021. In June, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would take inspiration from the EU and plan a ban of plastic water bottles, bags and straws, also by 2021. International awareness of the environmental risks of single-use plastic is building. The European Parliament has noted that bottles and lids account for about 20% of all sea plastic and EU research has revealed that about 150,000 tonnes of plastic enter European waters every year. Around eight million tonnes enter the world’s oceans annually. In a 2016 survey, 49% of marine litter on EU beaches was singleuse plastics. According to a UN report, by July 2018, 127 countries had implemented some kind of policy regulating plastic bags, and 27 countries were taking action on other single-use plastics. The first to take action – back in 2002 – was Bangladesh, when it became the first country in the world to ban thin plastic bags (when they were found to choke the drainage system during severe floods). But implementation of the ban has been criticised as being unsuccessful, partly due to near impossible policing and possibly due to people not understanding why the product poses risk. Bans alone may not work. A UN Environmental Programme in June 2018 pointed out that no ban is in place in Japan but that due to a very effective waste management system and “a high degree of social consciousness”, the country accounts for “relatively limited” leakage of single-use plastics into the environment. Education is therefore crucial, and the Marina Industries Association (MIA) has taken this to heart, announcing in May that its new policy to encourage its members in Asia Pacific to eliminate single-use plastics by 2025 will be achieved by disseminating information on how business practices can be changed and recycling methods improved. Within a month, 33 marinas and two equipment and services providers had signed the pledge. If we continue to raise awareness, more action will be taken by manufacturers and suppliers to think plastic-free. Irrespective of legislation, we need a consumer-led campaign. Carol Fulford Editor Views expressed by individual contributors in this issue are not necessarily those of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. Equally, the inclusion of advertisements in this magazine does not constitute endorsement of the companies, products and services concerned by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. Over the past two years, we have been investigating alternative packaging for mailing out your copy of Marina World. We continue to run experiments but so far are unable to source a material that is light in weight but sufficiently durable and costeffective for international mailing. Our search continues. www.marinaworld.com - July/August 2019 5

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