Tens of Tons of Plastic Are Collected from the Oceans Every Year!

    Tens of Tons of Plastic Are Collected from the Oceans Every Year!

    Tens of Tons of Plastic Are Collected from the Oceans Every Year!
    Tania
    7:06 PM EDT, March 24, 2021, updated: 1:57 PM EDT, March 25, 2021

    Plastic is a huge threat to the environment, especially to seas and oceans. One crew decided to help fight plastic by embarking on a 48-day voyage.

    48 Days against plastic

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    A group from the Ocean Voyages Institute regularly battles plastic in ocean waters. In 2019, they cleaned up nearly 50 tons of assorted trash as part of their campaign. In 2020, they doubled that amount!

    Their last action ended on June 23, 2020 and lasted 48 days

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    During this time they managed to collect more than 103 tons of various plastic waste or old fishing nets. Their ship is a specially prepared vessel for cleanup operations. It was equipped with special sonar to locate floating waste and a special landing net.

    Thanks to this action they managed to beat their previous record

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    Activists also make sure that trash doesn't end up back in the oceans. They work with recycling companies. They're the ones who took care of their "prey" when they arrived at port after a cruise.

    Mary Crowley, the group's founder and director, was delighted with the result of their work:

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    I am very proud of our hard working crew. We surpassed our goal of collecting over 100 tons of toxic plastic and lost nets. During these difficult times, we continue to help restore the health of our ocean, which positively impacts us and our planet

    Ocean Voyages Institute announces that this is not their last campaign. They wish to break another record!

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    Huge amounts of plastic float in the oceans every day. Isn't it time we stop using so much packaging?

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