Things You Need To Know About The
Ocean Plastic Waste Crisis
The oceans cover over 71% of the surface of our planet. They are our largest natural food resource and generate over 85% of the oxygen we all breathe. Yet, we continue to overfish and pollute them at record levels.
One of the most damaging ocean trends
is that between 8 to 12 million Tons of
mostly single-use plastic packaging waste
finds its way into them annually. Most of
this waste lands at the bottom of the sea,
out-of-sight and out-of-mind, but no less
damaging to our sealife.
Approximately 30% of most marine and plastic waste finds its way to a far off island or coastline worldwide. Along the way, it kills millions of seabirds and marine life, even whales that often wash up on our beaches with a belly full of this waste.
The CBO Foundation is out to increase awareness of this crisis, as we simply MUST STOP this trend, or at minimum reduce it substantially if we want to survive here on Earth. We believe that by increasing awareness of the ocean plastic waste issues we can affect a real change
in the way we buy, consume and manage this
non-biodegradable, toxic waste. We developed
a number of large-scale programs over the years
to address this issue, like our Find Your Plastic
Porpoise treasure hunt, and with your help, we
can start launching them in late 2020.
Consider that for every ten (10) pounds of plastic, we can recover a gallon of low sulphur transportation fuel oil. Our Signature Founding Partner, APVG
developed Plastic2Power (P2P): The Plastic Waste Solution Company.
P2P intends to build-out a network of local Waste2Cash Collection Centers that support regional waste processing facilities to recover the lost oil being dumped into our landfills and oceans.
P2P estimates that in North America, the single-use plastic packaging waste generated amounts to dumping over 123 million barrels of oil into our landfills and oceans annually, which at $68 per barrel exceeds USD $8 billion in lost value, and could create thousands of good paying jobs while reducing our carbon footprint. Where is the outrage on this?
You can join us in our efforts to reduce this waste by becoming a member of The Tropical Reef Travel Rewards (TRTC) MySandDollar$.com online travel rewards program when they launch it in late 2019, buy a logo-branded apparel item or donate to help us build the next iconic ocean environmental brand.
We consume one million (1,000,000) plastic bottles EVERY MINUTE of each and EVERY DAY. That is billions worldwide on an annual basis and many find their way onto the ocean floor or some coastline or beach worldwide.
Great recap of the ocean plastic waste issue, and attempts to answer the big question "Just How Much Plastic Is In Our Oceans".
Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have lost control over our invention. Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know?
This Story of Stuff Project video is fun and explains one of the root causes of the plastic waste issue - manufactured demand. Check it out.
Oceans are choking on our plastic waste. Plastic and synthetic materials are the most common types of debris in our oceans and are having horrific impacts on marine wildlife and systems.
United Nations - Plastic is a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year, and most is never recycled. It remains on land and in our seas forever.
This is the first of a Special Edition series' for GSUTV, exploring the perils of plastic pollution and the great plastic garbage patch in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Disturbing images of plastic bags and bottles polluting the oceans and the beaches. More disturbing are images of wildlife and ocean life being entangled and killed by plastic pollution.
Captain Moore sails to the North Pacific Gyre - a collecting point for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: a mythical, Texas-sized particle island made entirely of our plastic waste and trash.
Digging into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, providing a historical view of how plastic came to be and how it ends up on islands thousands of miles from any city, in the middle of the Pacific.
19-year-old Oceanpreneur Boyan Slat unveiled the results of his feasibillity study, indicating that we can likely clean our oceans. Watch this video to learn more and to support him.
A study released in July of 2017 by Science Advances, the journal of the AAAS tallied up all the plastic ever made. The scope and scale of its findings were extraordinary.
We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of plastic bottles.