The World Economic Forum has estimated that by 2050, oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish by weight!
Today is World Oceans Day so to raise a bit of awareness about our global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future, here’s an insight into what we’re dealing with…
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a massive dump of floating garbage in the Pacific Ocean. We contribute to it every day by littering and using un-biodegradable materials. Our trash is taken downstream from rivers into the ocean, where currents sweep it to the closest patch – it refuses to break down and entangles an estimated 135,000 whales in plastic marine debris in addition to inestimable millions of birds, turtles, fish and other creatures.
It’s really fantastic to hear that there’s something being done about it: The United Nations recently launched a global initiative, Parley for the Oceans,