Crew Clothing Co have teamed up with Plastic Oceans to launch new Row2Win campaign in celebration of the brand’s 20th anniversary.
Crew Clothing Co have aligned themselves with Plastics Oceans to help raise awareness about the issues of the effect of harmful disposal of plastic on marine wildlife, the food chain and human health by teaming up with ambassador Ben Fogle.
Plastics created using the principles of “green chemistry” are designed to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances throughout their life cycle. This means nontoxic, renewable feedstocks, a manufacturing process that yields little or no waste, and a final plastic that, when discarded, degrades into harmless products on a human rather than a geologic time scale.
The volunteers put up an excellent performance this year. They were divided into more than a 100 groups. Thin plastic waste accounted for 24 percent of the waste collected on Sunday. Most of the waste will be recycled to reduce the garbage that moves to the dump yard,” said Thilak Raj of Chennai Trekking Club.
It's not just animal life that is suffering. Bottom trawling is a ghastly process that brings untold damage to sea beds that support ocean life. It's akin to using a bulldozer to catch a butterfly, destroying a whole ecosystem for the sake of a few pounds of protein. We wouldn't do this on land, so why do it in the oceans?
Contrary to popular myth that most ocean pollution is oil spilled from ships, most of it is land-based litter. "The most dangerous litter is our throw-away plastic because of its longevity and capacity to increase in toxicity, eventually returning to the human food chain in a more lethal form," reports Iglehart.
Most cities pay for waste collection through flat-rate monthly fees or property taxes regardless of how much trash is being thrown away. Conversely, pay-as-you-throw programs create an economic incentive for people to generate less waste.
They collected Styrofoam, plastic bottles, hard plastics and other junk from Rugged Point Provincial Park, on the west coast of the north Island. Items found by the group are typically sent to the landfill, but this time around about half was taken to Ellice Recycle.
The U.S. Coast Guard told WDSU that the M/V Celeste Ann struck a platform located 15 miles west of Southwest Pass at about 9:18 a.m. on 14 June. All 20 people onboard, including 4 crew, were rescued before the boat sank.
The ocean is massive, and a lot of the problems facing it are too. It can feel overwhelming to look at these issues. Here are a few things that you and I can do, on an individual level, to help make change.