The pollution of the world ocean is a gigantic problem not only for the water animals but also for us humans.
Do you know that an estimated 100 to 150 million tonnes of plastic waste is distributed in the oceans and seas?
Did you know that this amount of garbage is increasing by another 8 million tons of plastic waste annually? And also, according to the United Nations, 225 million tons of garbage are produced per year?
Plastic bags and plastic bottles can only be decomposed very slowly in nature and parts of them enter the body of many water animals and birds. In this way, they can also reach the human organism, and one need not mention how harmful the plastic waste in the seas is to us all. The UV rays and the salt water release many toxic substances, the effects and consequences of which are not yet known.
The more people know about the idea of the Ocean Cleanup project, the faster the implementation can take place
Scientists are working on many concepts and strategies for solving the problem of plastic waste. It is always a question of costs, which can fail some projects. Fortunately, there are enough celebrities who deal with the environmental problem and engage themselves with charity.
After these terrifying facts, we would like to report on something very innovative and rational that would ultimately eradicate the oceans.
In some seas, there is more plastic waste than fish
The simple and very effective idea comes from the 21 year old student Boyan Slat, who likes to spend his holidays diving in Greece. Especially when diving, it is noticeable to him that under water he can see more plastic waste than swimming fish. Shortly thereafter the young Dutchman founds his project” Ocean Cleanup “And initially receives the support of over 100 researchers, fellow students and volunteers. At this point in time (one year after the project has already started on crowdfunding), Boyan is happy with more than 40,000 pioneers, who have collected 2 million € for the project so far.
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It is better to wear jewelry for a good cause
The idea continues to grow
The idea was taken by the musician Pharrell Williams very much to heart and with its help it is carried still further to the public. This is also the important point that our earth needs – a keen awareness of nature and care that more and more people should feel.
Perhaps you wonder what you could do with so much plastic waste? The question of all questions finds only a few, but fortunately, correct answers, which are unfortunately again associated with high costs.
The plastic waste is recycled and processed by some environmentally conscious and sustainable companies as jewelery or clothes. On the website of” OHYEAH “You can find out more about this promotion and the presented goods.
In the last few months, more and more manufacturers are coming to the Ocean Cleanup project and are happy to participate. 4ocean Is, for example, the name you immediately associate with the bracelet from 100% recycled materials. (S.Video)
The proceeds from each piece of clothing or bracelet will flow into the Ocean Cleanup project. The cleaning system designed by the young student is still to be tested in 2016 as a prototype in Japan. The final implementation of the project is planned for the year 2020. To be up-to-date, visit the website of the project!
You can also participate in the cleanup project. Every voice, every like and every Eurocent is important. The fate of the earth is in our hands and everyone decides for himself how he wants to live on.