All over the world, we see plastic litter in our oceans. Balloons, plastic packaging, fishing equipment. It didn’t matter in which part of the world we were sailing, plastic pollution was an ever-present sight.
Seeing all of this plastic made be curious about how it all got there, and whether it was having an adverse effect on the animals that live in the sea.
About two million tons of plastic particles float in the world’s oceans, and if nothing is done, it could be three times as much by 2040. In a new study, researchers warn that it is pointless to clean up plastic from our oceans if we continue to produce it at the current rate, CNBC reports. … Continued
It is easy to understand that the implications of letting something like the great pacific garbage patch grow, is going to be huge. The impact on the environment and animal life in the pacific is hard to fathom. This is why projects such as The Ocean Cleanup is so important. What is microplastics However, one … Continued
ESG investing is a trendy way to invest taking financial and non-financial factors into account. Some call it “woke capitalism” but it is more than a political agenda-driven way of making money. ESG investors seek to make a long-term positive impact, benefiting society through their investments by addressing issues such as climate change and racial … Continued
We live on a blue planet. 71 per cent of Planet Earth is covered in water, and our oceans contain an estimated 50-80% of all life on earth. Given the vastness of the oceans, it almost seems inconceivable that human beings could be putting our marine ecosystem in danger, but that is exactly what is … Continued
Let’s face it: it’s almost impossible to avoid plastic completely. It’s literally everywhere. Looking around the room I’m currently in, I see that my mouse and keyboard are made of plastic, as are my headphones, and landline telephone. At this moment in time, it’s just not feasible to completely rid your life of plastic. However, … Continued
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”John F. Kennedy “Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in … Continued
Christmas is a time for family, friends, gifts and fun. But it is also a time when our use of plastic tends to get a bit out of control. Whether that’s through our choice of presents, our decorations, or the wrapping paper we use, come December 26th, a lot of plastic is heading for landfill. … Continued
A whopping 500,000,000 (500 million) straws are used each day in the United States. That’s enough to fill more than 46,000 school buses, every year. Many of these straws end up in our rivers and our oceans, where they wreak havoc on marine life. If you’d like to see evidence of the havoc they can wreak, … Continued
Plastic water bottles are incredibly pervasive in modern society, and for a while were even regarded as a fashion accessory. The world is starting to wake up to their dangers, but they are still a scourge on our environment. If you’re still buying disposable plastic water bottles, it’s time to switch to a glass or … Continued
Our oceans are awash with plastic. In a recent study, it was estimated there are between fifteen and fifty-one trillion individual pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans. That’s more pieces of plastic than there are stars in the Milky Way. In this article, we will look at the ways in which marine life is … Continued