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OSOF applauds School Climate Strike Success

Our Seas Our Future (OSOF) would like to congratulate those who participated in the School Strike for Climate which took place on Friday and involved tens of thousands of school students. As a non-profit charity organisation dedicated to raising awareness on environmental issues, this unprecedented call for political action by school students is seen as an important example of grassroots climate activism in the 21st century.

Mandatory single-use plastic bag ban the first bold step of many

Our Seas Our Future is pleased to see the Government take a stand to phase out single-use plastic bags in New Zealand. The move symbolises that the Ministry for the Environment has taken into account over 9300 submissions made by individuals, businesses and environmental advocacy groups to the Waste Free Future Consultation.

Eat Less Plastic

Clean, lean, protein. It gets our brain working and our fat burning. Readily available, fresh or frozen, live or dead, it’s undeniable that the demand for bony fish is higher than ever.

Māui’s Dolphin: Going, Going, Gone?

Clean, green New Zealand. With a dirty little secret. We are on track to becoming the first country in the world to cause the extinction of a marine dolphin. The smallest in the world – the Maui dolphin.

Bali Plastic – A Personal Perspective

Initially, I believed that Bali was doing relatively well for a progressive country, in terms of plastic waste. Full of westernised cafes and restaurants, Bali depicted a rather cleanly image, with their metal straws and ‘plastic-free’ signage around the place.

Our Seas Our Future welcomes support for plastic bag ban.

OSOF welcomes the call by Greenpeace and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, urging a regulatory ban of single-use plastic bags. OSOF joins a list of organisations and councils as a co-signatory on a letter presented to Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage at Parliament today, along with a petition signed by more than 65,000 Kiwis.

OSOF Welcomes Govt Decision on Microbeads

The decision by the New Zealand Government to ban the sale and manufacturing of plastic microbeads has been welcomed by the non-profit marine conservation organisation Our Seas Our Future (OSOF).

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.

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