European Commission looking to partner with aquariums to fight plastic pollution
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Madame Tussauds
Competitive
San Francisco, California, USA
Legoland Discovery Centre
Competitive
Tempe, Arizona, USA
Norton House Hotel and Spa
Competitive salary plus benefits
Norton House Hotel & Spa
Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa
Competitive salary plus benefits
Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa
Xercise4Less
Realistic OTE of £30,000
Nationwide, United Kingdom

European Commission looking to partner with aquariums to fight plastic pollution

Job opportunities
Dinotropolis
£20-£25K depending on experience.
location: Dartford, UK
Chatsworth House
Competitive
location: Bakewell, UK
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
£18,589 per annum pro rata
location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
more jobs

The European Commission (EC) is calling for aquariums around the world to sign up to a worldwide coalition to fight plastic pollution.

Joining forces with the United Nations Environment Programme, the EC is aiming to get aquariums to change their procurement policies, particularly in canteens and shops, to eliminate all single-use plastic items.

It is looking to get at least 200 aquariums on-board with the programme by 2019. Currently, it has 106 aquariums from 33 countries, including 67 based in the European Union, signed up.

The drive has support from the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the European Union of Aquarium Curators, the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the U.S. Aquarium Conservation Partnership and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

EU commissioner for environment, maritime affairs and fisheries Karmenu Vella said: "The EC has been working for 18 months to instigate and build this global coalition.

"Aquariums are a window to our ocean. With their collections and their educational programmes, they show us what we need to protect and they inspire the ocean lovers of tomorrow.

"Millions of people visit aquariums around the world every year. This will mobilise them to rethink the way we use plastic."

This announcement comes on the back of a vote in the European Parliament last week, which passed the EC's proposal to ban certain single-use plastics by 2021.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The European Commission (EC) is calling for aquariums around the world to sign up to a worldwide coalition to fight plastic pollution.
VAT,ECO,PUB
THUMB29747_495305.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 38,703
20 May 2019
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has met with Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) chief executive Scott Lloyd to discuss plans to develop the sport in Scotland and ... More
20 May 2019
A survey of UK gym users has found that a third (34 per cent) of gym users said they were aware of other members at ... More
17 May 2019
Inspired to encourage children to develop a lasting relationship with plants and nature, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London is all set to open its ... More
17 May 2019
The UK health and fitness industry is healthier than it has ever been, according to The 2019 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report. Published ... More
17 May 2019
Swim England and the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) have entered into a new partnership to make it easier for swimming teachers and lifeguards ... More
17 May 2019
People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed diet, according to results from a National ... More
Focus Training
Focus Training
17 May 2019
Wellness Week 2019 has kicked off in Romagna, Italy. The event will run from 17 to 26 May. Wellness Week was founded by Technogym as ... More
17 May 2019
Sportscotland has unveiled its new corporate strategy, setting out its approach to delivering an active Scotland where "everyone benefits from sport". The national agency for ... More
17 May 2019
Construction work has begun at the site of the £6.3m Market Rasen Leisure Centre in Lincolnshire. Scheduled to open in 2020, the centre will include ... More
17 May 2019
Grayshott Health Spa, a luxury spa resort and the former home of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, in Surrey, UK, is set to introduce the Health Regime ... More
17 May 2019
Sport Wales has launched a funding initiative called 'A Place for Sport', which will see £1m invested in community sports facilities. Delivered in partnership with ... More
16 May 2019
The winners of the Museums + Heritage Awards were announced in London last night (15 May), with museums large and small being honoured and Sir ... More
ukactive
ukactive
16 May 2019
Physical activity could be a major tool in battling rising levels of loneliness among young people. A study of college students found that physically active ... More
16 May 2019
Beata Aleksandrowicz, massage expert and founder of the Pure Massage Spa Training Method, is set to launch 'Ask Beata', a new social media-led interactive concept ... More
16 May 2019
Inverness Castle in the Scottish Highlands is to be transformed into a tourist attraction that celebrates the Highlands' past, present and future, with LDN Architects, ... More
STA
STA
1 - 15 of 38,703
STA-Swimming Teachers Association
STA-Swimming Teachers Association