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OSOF welcomes New World decision on plastic bag phase-out.

The decision today by New World to phase out single-use plastic bags at its supermarkets has been welcomed by the non-profit marine conservation organisation Our Seas Our Future (OSOF). New World has announced an aim to be single-use plastic bag free by the end of 2018.


Welcome to October! This month’s #OSOFSustainableMe challenge takes place on your dinner plate…


This month’s #OSOFSustainableMe challenge takes place in your cleaning cupboard…


This month’s challenge takes place in your pipes…water pipes that is…


Welcome to Plastic-free July! This month’s challenge takes place in nearly every aspect of your life…


If you’re trying to do your part for the environment, getting rid of single-use items (especially non-recyclable single-use items) is high on your list. But there’s one item in this category that is often overlooked…


May goal: To reduce your overall energy use by taking an energy break. Will you accept the challenge?


This month’s challenge takes place in the pantry…


Welcome to March! This month’s challenge takes place in your bathroom…


All across New Zealand, February is Bike Month. So this time around, it’s all about transportation. How do you get to work? To school? To the store? To the beach?


Welcome to the first month of the OSOF Sustainability Challenge, 2019! This month’s challenge takes place in our restaurants and cafes.


Each month you will be challenged to test out an environmentally-friendly behaviour that in some way impacts ocean health. Give it a go for one month and see if you like it.

South-East Marine Protection Forum – Have Your Say

The South-East is the only region in the country without any Marine Protected Area. Marine Reserves will help to ensure protection of the most iconic and ecologically significant marine habitats and and help protect the places and things people value most about the South-East coast.

The case against straws

Most of us know that single-use plastics are a major problem which contributes greatly to marine pollution. But often times we feel powerless to help. Where do we even begin?

Meet Phronima – A Parasitic Predator from the Deep

Picture a predator with four eyes, two pincer-like claws, and a set of sharp jaws. Its body is transparent, allowing it to blend fully into its surroundings. Its home is transparent too – providing protection while also allowing the creature to stalk its prey from within.

The Human Risk of Plastic Fish

Eight million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, that’s one tonne every four minutes. At current rates plastic is set to outweigh the amount of fish in the ocean by 2050, coincidently the same year that scientists predict all sea birds will contain plastic.

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