Why do we write about plastic pollution of the oceans? Because the facts are simply alarming and we all - companies and people - are called upon to make our contribution to an improvement.
A truckload of plastic waste currently lands in the sea every minute. This adds up to 5 to 13 million tons of plastic waste per year, which turn into huge islands of plastic waste in the oceans and, due to the effects of wind, sun and water, enter as microplastics in the food chain of marine life.
On June 8, 2018, the UN called on World Oceans Day to join forces to fight against the increasing plastic littering of the oceans. And we can make a difference even with small changes in everyday life.
The top five:
But honestly, can your contribution to fight plastic waste in the oceans be more direct than while spending summer days at the beach?
The top five for the summer vacation:
Is that enough? According to Brendon Burchard, US-best-selling author and high performance coach, no contribution is too small as long as it is a contribution for the right cause. If each of us starts with small changes, we all become part of a big movement - and together we can make a difference.
World Oceans Day
The United Nations proclaimed World Oceans Day for the first time worldwide on June 8, 2009. Since then, this day has been used to draw attention to the world's oceans and their immense importance for us and for the climate. World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018 was dedicated to fight plastic pollution of the oceans. In social media there are numerous actions and initiatives to be found using the hashtags #WorldOceansDay and #beatplasticpollution. Learn more online: www.worldoceanday.org