Record Set For Haul Of Plastic Removed From The Ocean
As the production of plastic has increased, plastic pollution has a devastating impact on the natural environment, mostly on oceans. It has been considered that more than 8 million plastic pieces end up in the oceans daily.
After a 48-day expedition, the Ocean Voyages Institute`s vessel had removed 103 tons of plastic from the Pacific Ocean.
It is estimated that the plastic pollution of the oceans harms marine life. More than 10 million marine animals die per year. Also, plastic pollution is destroying the oceans, which produce half of the world`s oxygen.
However, some people are trying to prevent plastic pollution in the oceans. Namely, on the 23rd of June, after a 48-day expedition, the Ocean Voyages Institute managed to remove 103 tons of plastics and fishing nets from the Pacific Ocean.
Until now, they have removed the largest haul of plastic from the Ocean. The oceans cannot wait for these plastic pieces and fishing nets to break down, which negatively affects the ability of the oceans to store oxygen.
Mary Crowley, the director of the Ocean Voyages Institute stated that she was extremely proud of her crew and that they will continue to restore the ocean`s health, which also affects the health of humans and the planet.