Commit To Preserving The Oceans Of The World

11 Juin, 2018, 13:19 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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"All around the world people are standing up an saying: enough". Plastics are washed by runoff to the ocean thereby polluting our marine ecosystem. In fact, plastic pollution is one of the most serious threats to the ocean. World Oceans Day takes place every year on June 8. The first provides an introduction to the problem.

A call to businesses to invest in innovation and design toward more effective and sustainable plastic use. "We all contribute to the problem, which means we can all make a positive difference". Dell is one such reputed company that has been undertaking a number of extraordinary initiatives and sustainable practices to reduce the impact of anthropogenic pressure on the oceans.

The percentage of ocean pollution that comes from people on land. But the majority of the garbage that finds their way into the seas and oceans are plastics. After making his presentation on the extent of the damage caused by plastic in Africa and the oceans and offering each Board member a reusable drinking bottle in the Bank's colours to encourage them to avoid using single-use bottles, Nyong invited them to sign the digital whiteboard brought for the occasion as evidence of their commitment to this struggle.

Pakistan is blessed with a large coastline and a huge area of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) with abundance of Marine life.

"Mainers harvest roughly more than 300 million pounds of seafood for human consumption every single year", said Maine State Representative Mick Devin.

Ocean acidification is disrupting the marine food chain and record-level ocean temperatures are killing coral reefs and creating fiercer, more frequent storms. "So unless we deal with it, unless we also prevent additional production of plastic, we will foster a tragedy, an environmental tragedy".

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Buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste. With almost half of the world's population under age 25, it is imperative to empower young people to step up as leaders at an early age, and engage them in a solutions-oriented approach to ocean conservation.

E-waste is a outcome of this digital age. In Plymouth today divers from charity Ghost Fishing UK will be retrieving lost fishing equipment and other pollutants harmful to marine wildlife. "Before you throw it in the bin, look to see if the manufacturer offers a recycling service".

Activities commenced on Monday, June 4 with an exhibition of handicrafts made from recycled plastic, presented in partnership with the Magic System Foundation.

Coinciding with World Oceans Day, the WWF report Out of the Plastic Trap: Saving the Mediterranean from plastic pollution raises the alarm on the dramatic effects that excessive plastic use, poor waste management and mass tourism are having on one of the most visited regions in the world. "Aligning with this theme, Dell has announced its "#PitchInShoreUp" campaign in the month of April. United Nations has urged people to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean on this day.

In various locations there will also be beach cleans so you can put in to action what you've learned.

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