Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. But YOU KNOW THIS.
Trash accumulates in five ocean garbage patches, the 2nd largest one being right here in the Indian Ocean. To solve it, we not only need to stop more plastic from flowing into the ocean, but also clean up what is already out there. Floating plastics trapped in the patches will keep circulating until they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming harder to clean up and increasingly easier to mistake for food by sealife. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health, and economies for decades or even centuries.
CLEANING THE OCEAN GARBAGE PATCHES
The fundamental challenge of cleaning up the ocean garbage patches is that the plastic pollution is highly diluted, spanning millions of square kilometers. We all need to first concentrate the plastic, allowing us to effectively collect and remove vast quantities. (Yes, it is possible!) Get in touch.
80% OF RIVER PLASTIC STEMS FROM 1000 RIVERS
Rivers are the main source of ocean plastic pollution. They are the arteries that carry waste from land to the ocean. According to our research, 1000 rivers are responsible for roughly 80% of riverine pollution. India's entire coastline is polluting the ocean. Not Proud.
At The Beach Company India we are looking to partner with organisations in #india that are working to build a movement against ocean plastic pollution and provide our supporters with another way to contribute to this mission too.
Please get in touch with us if you can help.