The Sea as a massive Landfill.

A titanic quantity of the garbage and waste that is produced diary sadly ends up in the sea. Surprisingly almost all of us are aware of this environmental ‘crime’ but we pretend to ignore that and having the expectation that all of the huge detritus amount...

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A titanic quantity of the garbage and waste that is produced diary sadly ends up in the sea. Surprisingly almost all of us are aware of this environmental ‘crime’ but we pretend to ignore that and having the expectation that all of the huge detritus amount generated worldwide are sent to landfills and recycling companies, and then the issue is pretty much solved. However the truth seems a little bit more cruel and tragic. Therefore everyone must be aware of this enormous setback.

plastictrashThus a simple debate emerges: have we got any chances in order to unfold the nowadays and future impacts of the referred behaviour? In fact no one knows the answer to this question, not even the specialists on the referred subject and the reason why is that the repercussions for our Planet are purely undisclosed and still remain as an enigma.

 

So, let’s start with the visualisation of couple of videos in order to our followers be a little bit more aware of what is in fact going on in high waters broadcasted by NBC News on the following videos.

In 2025 the amount of plastic could reach 155 metric tons annually unless waste management techniques improve quicker.

The biggest contributor to that mass of ocean plastic is China, followed by countries like Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The U.S. only ranks 20th as a source of ocean plastic, in large part due to its advanced garbage collection system. But its dense coastal population and high consumption rates pushed it up in the rankings.

To finish this brief article about the plastics impact on the world major seas we present you a TEDTalk developed by Charles Moore, a Captain and now a researcher as well on this matter since he started to be aware of this huge issue on his everyday activities on the water.

 

Read more at FIX, TED, EcoWatch, eCycleBest Blog, Ecouterre, NBCNews, Science AAAS, 5 Gyres Institute, National Geographic – Education area and National Geographic Channel.

 

By Hugo Maio/ hugomaio@gmail.com. Guest blogger from Green Advising & Consulting.

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