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THE INDEPENDENT FEB 2015The world’s oceans are being filled with enough plastic waste to thickly line every coastline in the world, according to the first detailed global assessment of the problem.

Scientists estimate that about 8 million tons of plastic debris such as food packaging and plastic bottles are being washed into the oceans each year – and the cumulative quantity of waste will result in a tenfold increase in the total amount of plastic in the sea by 2020.

 

 

The UN's Agenda 2030 kicks off with a 5 year period from 2018 to 2023 to move the blue growth agenda into another gear with specific sustainability development goals (SDGs) of which 14 concerns our oceans and seas.

 

 

Pacific Ocean gyres map of planet earth globe

 

GLOBAL WASTE PROBLEMThe above view of planet earth as a globe show us the great Pacific ocean gyres with estimates of plastic waste in (thousands) numbers of pieces of plastic waste per square kilometer of sea. The north and south Pacific Ocean gyres are held to be the worst at the moment.

 

 

 

 

PARADISE LOST

When you think of the Pacific Ocean, you think of paradise, tropical islands and clear aquamarine waters. You do not think of carcinogenic waste and subsurface rubbish, but that is the awful truth. The life of many islanders is under attack with rising sea levels and climate change and death all around them, whether it is a turtle with a plastic straw in its nose, a whale with a belly full of plastic or a flock of seabirds dying from hunger because they have eaten so many plastic bottle caps.

 

 

 

GLOBAL WASTE PROBLEMThe above views of planet earth as global views show us the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ocean gyres and estimates of plastic waste in (thousands) numbers of pieces of plastic waste per square kilometer of sea. The Pacific Ocean gyres are held to be the worst at the moment.

 

 

 

 

ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018 (APM 15th EDITION)

 

Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) is the premier marine trade exhibition in South East Asia during 2018. It is particularly strong in showcasing the latest marine equipment, products and services as well as incorporating workboat and offshore technology and services.

 

APM CONTACTS

 

Tel: +65 6780 4586
Sales: apm.sales@reedexpo.com.sg
Marketing: apm.marketing@reedexpo.com.sg

 

 

 

 

NORTH & SOUTHDelineation of the Pacific Ocean as recognised internationally

 

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

http://www.apmaritime.com/home/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150109-oceans-plastic-sea-trash-science-marine-debris/

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/plastic-waste-in-ocean-to-increase-tenfold-by-2020-10042613.html

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg14

http://wef.ch/plasticseconomy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE UN'S SUSTAINABLE BLUE GROWTH AGENDA 2030 FOR THE PACIFIC OCEAN