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News, Articles & Opinion on Marine Waste Management from Water Witch

Water Witch are experts in Marine Waste Management – keep up with the latest news and opinions on ways to reduce marine pollution on our blog.

New Vessel Cleans up on Plastics at Port Solent

New Vessel Cleans up on Plastics at Port Solent

Fighting ocean plastic pollution and cleaning up our rivers is now big news but one British company has been designing and building innovative boats for this purpose for decades. Liverpool-based, Water Witch have built over 200 specialist clean up vessels for port and...

Need to improve your eco credentials? How to manage your marine debris

Need to improve your eco credentials? How to manage your marine debris

Waterfront and Marina operators need to be green, and need to be seen to be green. This is our guide to how to manage your marine debris. We’ve highlighted before that roughly 80 percent of marine pollution originates on land, and if you aren’t persuaded of the scale...

Clean & Green – Creating an all electric garbage collecting boat

Clean & Green – Creating an all electric garbage collecting boat

Towards a zero-emission garbage cleaning boat We’ve written before about how important it is to clean up plastic pollution in the ocean as well as the war on plastic more generally, but of course these are just part of a much bigger effort to deal with the climate...

Does anyone have the solution for cleaning up our marine plastic waste?

Does anyone have the solution for cleaning up our marine plastic waste?

Cleaning up the oceans seems a Sisyphean task. The statistics on sea plastic pollution are frightening. The situation is dire. So does anyone have the solution for cleaning up our marine plastic waste and curbing our plastic habit? In this post, we review the various...

Why the travel and tourism industry needs to combat plastic pollution

Why the travel and tourism industry needs to combat plastic pollution

Paradise Lost In The Plastic Tide. To make our beaches and sea cleaner, the travel and tourism industry needs to work on combating plastic pollution in the ocean. ​There used to be a time when I sat on a beach on a distant shore and wished for a bottle to wash ashore...

Rivers: Our front line defence in the war on plastic pollution

Rivers: Our front line defence in the war on plastic pollution

Once hailed as a miracle product, plastic now inhabits every inch of our homes, our towns, our rivers and oceans. From single use plastic to microplastics. Every inch of our planet is now saturated. It has woven itself so deeply into the fabric of our society and our...

Are we drowning in plastic?

Are we drowning in plastic?

The extent of the problem and a preventative solution A material that was once heralded as a wonder-product at the turn of the century is now slowly killing our marine habitats and poisoning our seas. How bad is it? Jackie Caddick, Director of Water Witch, a waterway...