My contribution to the preservation of our oceans is small, in fact, its minuscule. I have not invented some amazing new technology that is going to pick up all the rubbish in the ocean and I have not found a way to turn plastic into plants. All I have is passion. A burning passion to protect our oceans and do as much as I can in my lifestyle to ensure I am supporting a cleaner, zero waste world.
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The world is drowning in plastic. This fact is easily ignored, but it is happening and causing our oceans to reach a crisis point. The destructive effects plastic can have on our oceans has been known for decades, yet plastic production is at an all-time high. In the past 15 years we have produced more than half the plastic that has ever existed. However, every small action taken to reduce plastic entering the ocean, will and has made a difference.
There no feeling that quite compares to the one that you get when you are standing on a beach and looking at the faded outline of another island on the other side, and knowing that your about to get on a plank of foam and fibreglass, and paddle 52 kilometres all the way over there with you bare hands.
It is believed that at this moment, there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. 8 millions tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year. 15000 piece each day. Over 1 million sea birds and 100,000 other marine animals are killed by plastic each year. But marine life isn't the only thing destroyed.
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