Ocean Plastic Could TRIPLE by 2025

by 4Ocean Team March 30, 2018 9 Comments

Ocean Plastic Could TRIPLE by 2025

No, you did not read that incorrectly. According to the most recent study by the UK Government Office for Science, the amount of plastic in the ocean is predicted to not double, but triple as soon as the year 2025.

The "Foresight Future of the Sea" report states that oceans have seen "unprecedented change as a result of direct human activity and climate change."

According to the study, the rise of plastic in the ocean is just as large of a problem for marine environments as rising temperatures, rising sea levels and chemical pollution. The report furthers that 70 percent of marine litter is non-degradable plastic and is projected to increase.

This plastic has been found to choke marine wildlife and has become a part of the ocean food chain, exposing marine life to toxic chemicals that ultimately end up on our plates when we eat seafood.

Executive Director of the National Oceanography Centre and Professor, Ed Hill, said, 'There is still more work to be done to achieve greater knowledge of the marine environment and the impacts of climate change. This will be critical for making a success of the future that this report anticipates."

An estimated 150 million tons of plastic is floating in our oceans. An additional eight million tons enters the ocean each year, according to the World Economic Forum. At the current rate, it is possible that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

We here at 4Ocean are dedicated to conserving the ocean and doing everything we can to reverse these negative effects of ocean pollutions. We have full-time captains and cleanup crew members out on the water 7 days a week and host many beach cleanups and dives to rid the ocean and coastlines of trash. Our efforts are funded by the purchase of our 4Ocean Bracelets.

This year, each bracelet sold will not only remove a pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines but also help fund the projects and campaigns of our monthly partners to help conserve the planet.

Be a part of the change. Join the movement and purchase your 4Ocean Bracelet HERE

 



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Sarah
Sarah

June 06, 2018

Have you heard of the Ocean Cleanup project?

Jean Clausen
Jean Clausen

May 25, 2018

THANK YOU!!!!
I write children’s environmental books ( GREEN WISE KIDS series )and provide presentations at elementary schools ….I will pass on your message .
Jean Clausen

Janet Thomson
Janet Thomson

May 22, 2018

Having just come back from a trip to Lombok, indonesia. I noticed that the water streams running down the hillsides are all carrying plastic deposited by the people indigenous to the area. This washes into the sea and the tide brings it into the beach. The local communities need to organise refuge collections to help people in the area. Jakarta is even more polluted with excessive plastic waste in the rivers. Again the local governments need to organise and pay for rubbish to be collected. labour is cheap and pleantiful in these countries.

Anne Mygatt
Anne Mygatt

May 22, 2018

Your concern for our beautiful planet is so important. We all must participate in keeping our world as clean as possible for future generations. Thanks to those who care and are doing something about it.

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres

May 22, 2018

Thank you 4Ocean for such a terrific work on rising the awareness against ocean plastic! But in parallel to cleaning we must prevent it, avoiding plastic to reach the ocean in the first place. We have to reduce plastic consumption, as well as develop efficient waste management systems – specially in developing countries. China itself accounts for more than 12% of the plastic reaching the seas today! That’s a shame, considering it is the second largest economy on this (dying) planet.

Sri Widayati
Sri Widayati

April 12, 2018

Totally agree. 7-8 April Surabaya diving club did Ocean Cleanups at Menjangan Island , West bali, Indonesia. According to Menjangan Nature Reservationists, in 2017, 10 tons of plastic trash were collected. And in 1st Quarter 2018 alone, already 3 tons of its. About 20 divers , at 8/4, We together have collected 10kgs of plastic trash. Surabaya diving club also did coral transplant at that day. We have committed to protect the Ocean from the damage. And very happy to support!!

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

April 05, 2018

How is this possible? This is so sad!!! I try so very hard to recycle and reuse everything, especially plastic!!! But evidently a lot of folks don’t! Thank God for people as yourselves to do something about it! Prayers for your continued success! I did become a subscriber and I got the original bracelet and the coral reef bracelet for not only myself but my daughter, grand daughter and her room mate at college! Plus I ordered the April bracelet for my grand daughter for her birthday! I will continue to do my “tiny” part and will continue to support your efforts! Hopefully this will NOT become a reality! God bless all of you!

Karin Schmaltz
Karin Schmaltz

March 31, 2018

I think you are doing a terrific job. That plastic is polluting our oceans is just terrible. But could you also try to convince Bill Gates or Warren Buffet or any other billionaires to fund this effort. To donate a few millions out of their fortunes would certainly not hurt them. And could you convince Coca Cola company and others who deliver their products in plastic bottles to third world countries to also recollect and recycle their trash?
Keep on doing the good job!

Darlene Kershner
Darlene Kershner

March 30, 2018

this is great work that you are doing. How do we stop the trash from going into the ocean in the first place? Are countries dropping trash into the oceans directly as a means to get rid of it??
thanks for your service.

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