World Oceans Day Helps Turn The Tide On Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution like discarded bottles along the the Mediterranean coast have turned the sea into one of the world's worst affected bodies of water

Plastic pollution like discarded bottles along the the Mediterranean coast have turned the sea into one of the world's worst affected bodies of water

They also picked up 1 million plastic beverage bottles and about a half-million each of plastic bags and drinking straws. "I've even seen a mannequin head 600 meters below".

The Bermuda Zoological Society is asking its members and the entire community to play a part in plastic prevention by saying “No” to plastic. The organization previously contributed its Parley Ocean Plastic to the eco-friendly shoe collection "ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY".

As part of measures to tackle the plastic pollution problem, government on Friday announced the "Take Back Scheme", an initiative that would allow people to return empty plastic bottles for a fee. The exhibit is on an worldwide tour, with earlier stops in Italy, France and Belgium.

The number of plastic bags used around the world annually.

Though it may seem daunting, every one of us can help reduce ocean plastic. "We all need a healthy ocean to survive". By reducing our use of plastics, we not only are reducing the pollution going into our oceans, but we are lowering our carbon emissions associated with the extraction and production of plastics.

Activities commenced on Monday, June 4 with an exhibition of handicrafts made from recycled plastic, presented in partnership with the Magic System Foundation. "The worst is the fishing line that takes 600 years to break down".

Previous year the National Green Tribunal introduced a ban on disposable plastics in Delhi, while non-biodegradable plastic bags are banned in many states."Halving the plastic input from the catchment areas of these rivers would already be a major success", says Schmidt. But the majority of the garbage that finds their way into the seas and oceans are plastics. This is what's killing off coral reefs, and it's also causing the icecaps to melt. It was first introduced in 1992 but was recognized by the United Nations in 2008.

The Mediterranean Sea shows record levels of pollution from microplastics, threatening marine species and human health, according to a new WWF report. The third discusses the impact of this pollution, and the fourth offers solutions.

Beginning next Thursday (in the Western Hemisphere), the 2018 World Cup will officially kick off with all the anticipation and fanfare we've come to expect from the every-four-year tournament.

"One of the messages of the lab is that everything counts", said Monica Allen, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a sponsor of the project. Refuse anything that's a single-use plastic.

To achieve the scale of reduction we need, the government must also hold businesses to account for the rubbish that they produce - the impact of plastics goes much further than our bins filling up after each shopping trip. We don't emphasize enough the achievements that conservation methods have delivered to the ocean.