Reduce ocean Plastic pollution!
Plastic pollution in our oceans has posed a threat to wildlife for decades.
Understanding the facts behind ocean plastic pollution is the first step to helping solve the problem.
- Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences that make up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces.
- At current rates plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050.
- Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it.
- The fossil fuel industry plans to increase plastic production by 40 percent over the next decade. These oil giants are rapidly building petrochemical plants across the United States to turn fracked gas into plastic. This means more toxic air pollution and plastic in our oceans.
*All of these facts come straight from the Center for Biological Diversity
Lets learn about how you can help!
a start to a solution
A great start to cleaning up all of the ocean plastic pollution is the System 002 and System 03. They have just recently reevaluated System 002 to handle upgrades and work towards the more efficient and larger System 03.
To learn more about these Systems and how they are helping our oceans, check out our System 002 blog!
What are steps you can take to help with ocean pollution?
1. Join a Beach Clean Up crew! Picking up plastic and trash on our beaches is a great beginning to the worlds plastic problem.
2. Use reusable water bottles! Instead of buying plastic water bottles, bring your own to refill!
3. Search for Sustainably Made Fashion! Lots of fashion companies use microplastics within their clothes which contribute to the oceans plastic pollution.
4. Eat less seafood! One of the biggest plastic polluters are fisherman. If you start by eating less seafood, you can slowly help lower the demand.
5. Bring Take Out Containers to Restaurants! By taking your own containers, you can cut down on plastic and styrofoam use.
Want to Learn More?
Here at Adventure Whale Watching, we encourage you to learn more about the Ocean Clean Up Project and what you could do to help!