Oceans of Plastic ~ Weighing options

While my premise is that planet Earth is inevitably headed toward a mass extinction, I by no means advocate any sort of passive resignation. We owe it to the planet to not give up on preservation of its natural elements. And so I honor the impactful work of the Ocean Conservancy in helping our oceans.

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“NAIROBI, May 26, 2016 – More than eight million kilograms (18 million pounds) of trash—equivalent to the weight of over 100 Boeing 737s—was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers during Ocean Conservancy’s 2015 International Coastal Cleanup according to a new report released today at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi, Kenya…

Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. For more information, visit http://www.oceanconservancy.org

~ https://oceanconservancy.org/news/trash-weighing-100-boeing-737s-collected-30th-international-coastal-cleanup/

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Graphic courtesy of Ocean Conservancy

2 thoughts on “Oceans of Plastic ~ Weighing options”

  1. In my other non-blogging life I beach clean every Sunday with a local group here in North Cornwall, UK. We have been going for just over a year now and have collected over two and a half tonnes of plastic and fishing industry waste from just the one small beach. It’ll never end in my lifetime, but I am always happy, everytime I pick up another tangle of discarded fishing line or empty water bottle, that it will no longer be this piece that will kill something out there. Keep highlighting the importance of it all.
    By the way, Susie sent me…

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