Protect Planet Ocean
(an initiative of IUCN WCPA and UNEP-WCMC) pleads on their website http://www.protectplanetocean.org/introduction :
“Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly three-quarters of our planet, and hold 97% of the planet’s water. They produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb the most carbon from it.
No matter how far from the shore that you live, oceans still affect your life and the lives of your families and friends, classmates and colleagues.
The air that you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, the products that keep you warm, safe, informed, and entertained — all can come from or be transported by the ocean.
About half of the world’s population lives within the coastal zone, and ocean-based businesses contribute more than $500 billion to the world’s economy. Historically, we thought that we could never take too much out of, or put too much waste into, the oceans.
The sheer number of people who use and depend on the ocean, and the sometimes unwise practices we adopt, have created problems such as overharvest of resources, reduction in biodiversity, and degradation of marine habitats and species, among others. We risk the very ecosystems on which our survival depends.
We must become better stewards of our oceans.”
No plastic waste in our water!
That is the mission of the in 2011 founded Dutch Plastic Soup Foundation. To that cause they developed the following strategy:
Be aware: The Plastic Soup Foundation constantly draws attention to plastic soup through campaigns, news articles and social media.
Get educated: Anyone who wants to find out more about plastic soup is in the right place when they come to us. For instance in 2016 Plastic Soup Foundation developed educational programs for primary schools and secondary schools. In addition we work together with experts, politicians, organizations, universities and companies which have similar missions or visions.
Find solutions: The Plastic Soup Foundation stimulates all possible (innovative) solutions which help tackle the causes of plastic soup at source. Measures which prevent plastic entering the environment, water and eventually ending up in the sea have the greatest impact in our opinion. This includes reducing the amount of single-use consumer plastics, the development of a Plastic Footprint for companies as well as smart devices which collect plastic in waterways.
The Plastic Soup Foundation is accredited by the UNEP and OSPAR
Plimsoll Management Consultancy cares about the oceans and their wildlife, which is being threatened by pollution. Therefore we support the Plastic Soup Foundation in its mission to save our oceans. For further information regarding the Plastic Soup Foundation we gladly refer to their website https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org/en/
Thanks for being our partner in a moving world!