DROWNING IN PLASTIC
RECORD NUMBERS - During the Great British Beach Clean in 2018, record numbers of volunteers turned out against warnings from Lizzie Prior of complacency as to shocking levels of plastic on British shores.
Our blue planet is facing one its biggest threats in human history. Trillions of pieces of plastic are choking the very lifeblood of our earth, and every marine animal, from the smallest
plankton to the largest mammals, is being affected. But can we turn back this growing
plastic tide before it is too late? In this 90-minute special, wildlife
biologist Liz Bonnin visits scientists working at the cutting edge of plastics research. She works with some of the world's leading marine biologists and campaigners to discover the true dangers of plastic in our oceans and what it means for the future of all
life on our
planet, including us.
Liz learns that the world's biggest rivers have been turned into huge plastic arteries, transporting 50 per cent of all the plastic that arrives in the ocean. She travels to Indonesia, where she watches a horrifying raft of plastic rubbish travel down one of the main rivers, the
Citarum. Here, 60 per cent of fish species have died, so
fishermen are now forced to collect plastic to sell instead of
OUR OCEANS ARE IN DANGER - There are many ways that an organization can contribute to the health of our oceans. Helping people to reduce their plastic footprint and disposing of waste thoughtfully is vital awareness work.
The Cleaner Ocean Foundation assimilates the information that has been gathered by others and looks at alternatives to solutions that exist, in the hope of bringing something new to the table. SeaVax has been identified as a platform with potential for many uses aiming towards ocean salvation, including: 1. responsible fishing vessels, 2. plastic waste collection and 3. oil spills containment. Finally, the SeaVax is solar and wind powered and may help to pave the way for zero emission cargo and passenger vessels of the future.
Marine Conservation Society
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