Ocean Plastic Pollution

A World Threat

MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC ARE SPILLED IN OCEANS EACH YEAR

MARINE MAMMALS KILLED EVERY YEAR

MARINE SPECIES ALREADY

COUNTRIES GENERATE 50% OF OCEANIC PLASTIC POLLUTION

On-shore waste management

The main reasons for this pollution are the non-management of plastic waste in the littoral and fluvial zone and, to a lesser extent, the fishing and maritime activities. At this rate, by 2050, when the world’s population will approach 10 billion, there will be as many tonnes of plastics in the ocean as tons of fish (Helen MacArthur Foundation).

Collect macro-waste as soon as possible

A necessity to prevent the plastics degrade and become nano-waste, invisible to the naked eye, which are then directly assimilated by the marine micro-organisms which constitute the beginning of the marine food chain.

75% of marine plastics flow

The remaining 25% drift in the ocean currents. They can, in part, return to the coast a few hundred or thousands of kilometers away. But the greater part will continue to drift and fragment at the whim of the oceanic forces, and turn into micro waste (> 5mm) and then nano waste.

Production of plastic waste

320 Million tonnes / year, 1 billion tonnes in 2050. Most of the plastic waste dumped by rivers annually into the oceans would come mainly from ten rivers or estuaries and coastal areas, with aggravating climatic phenomena in some areas (monsoon, cyclones, tsunamis, floods, …).

Irreversible consequences

on human health (Sterility, hormonal disturbances, growth disorders …)

and economic activity (degradation of coastal tourism activity, destruction of fisheries resources).

For a plastic bottle to degrade

It is the estimated duration for it to degrade under the effect of swell, currents and light. But this duration seems infinite since it sinks into the depths where it no longer undergoes any influence.

In 30 years

1 tonne of floating plastics for 1 tonne of fish

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