CLEANING UP OCEAN PLASTIC

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WORLD WIDE PROJECTS TO RID US OF OCEAN PLASTIC WASTE

 

 Ocean plastic cleaning dustcart     Boyan Slat posing with ocean plastic

 

OCEAN CLEANING PROJECTS - [Left] The Cleaner Ocean Foundation would like to develop this plastic collecting vessel as a not for profit enterprise, though they turn commercial. [Right] The Ocean Cleanup Project want to float 60 giant floating booms to scoop the poop.

 

 

HOW DO WE CLEAN UP OCEAN PLASTIC ?

 

The answer to that is we keep looking for solutions and working at it until we succeed. If we all pull together we can move mountains (of plastic). This site is all about the search for ways to keep our oceans cleaner.

 

 

Beach cleaning using black plastic bags for collection 

 

BETTER PACKAGING BUT POOR RECYCLING - We need plastics to protect our food supplies, but we don't want scenes like this. If we start to work together on the problem we can develop a sustainable plastic cycle, to continue enjoying the benefits of plastic without ensuring that this durable medium does not unduly affect marine life. We need to act now now if we want to prevent more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.

 

 

WHERE DO WE START?

 

We have already begun by cleaning beaches. Some efforts at cleaning rivers are underway and blue water ocean cleaning (one including rivers and micro plastics) is the subject of two projects. Plastic that is recovered is being converted to new products reducing the need to make fresh. We must recycle more. We should be aiming for 100% recycling.

 

 

   

 

GETTING NOTICED - The G20 are now taking steps to reduce single use plastic on land because of peaceful protests and news coverage of the issue of which the BBC Blue Planet II series played a major part. Making a   

noise about an issue is essential as a wake up call. or nothing will happen.

 

 

Manufacturers should look to use less single use plastic in packaging wherever practical. Supermarkets should look for alternative packaging if it would not detract from the quality of produce.

 

We must encourage and help such endeavours. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.

 

  

     

 

PLASTIC SNACKS - Meanwhile below the waves and out of sight, marine life is eating plastic like there is no tomorrow. The ecological damage this is causing should not be underestimated.

 

 

 

BE MORE CAREFUL - Although there may be solutions on the horizon, it pays to dispose of your plastic waste responsibly.

 

 

TOMORROW IS NO MORE THAN THE CHOICES WE MAKE TODAY - ADAPT OR PERISH

 

We must lobby politicians for common sense, starting with you local MP, ending with the G20. A growing number of corporations are now pushing for a sustainable economy.

 

We all need to think about changing to a circular economy with food security and sustainable recycling of waste as hard points, but also cleaning up the mess we have created.

 

 

 

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ABS - BIOMAGNIFICATION - CANCER - CARRIER BAGS - COTTON BUDS - DDT - FISHING NETS - HEAVY METALS - MARINE LITTER - MICROBEADS

MICRO PLASTICS - NYLON - OCEAN GYRES - OCEAN WASTE -  PACKAGING - PCBS - PET - PETROLEUM - PLASTIC - PLASTICS -  POLYCARBONATE

POLYOLEFINS - POLYPROPYLENE - POLYSTYRENE - POLYTHENE - POPS PVC - SHOES - SINGLE USE - SOUP - STRAWS - WATER

 

 

 

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WORLD WIDE PROJECTS TO RID US OF OCEAN PLASTIC WASTE