Plastics That Are Stopped Before Ocean

In Clean Talk, Clean Facts, Environment, News, Sustainability
plastic

What are “ocean-bound plastics?” It initially triggers negative emotions — the emotions that we may get from mental images of sea turtles stuck in a coke can ring or whales with plastic in their stomachs.

Though, the point they are actually making is that the plastic is not going into the ocean.

According to Ocean-Bound Plastic’s website, ocean-bound plastic is a recycled raw material that can substitute virgin raw material, help protect the oceans and planet, and is part of a circular economy.

They refers to waste that is at risk of ending up in the oceans. Plastic near waterways that may find its way into the oceans through rivers is a prime example.

The goal of Ocean-Bound-Plastic is to create an integrated land based collection system that converts ocean-bound-plastic waste into recycled products.

They are preventing plastic waste from entering the oceans by collecting plastic in risk areas found within a 200 km distance of an ocean coastline or waterway that potentially lead into the oceans.

An easy way to tell the difference between Ocean-Bound-Plastic and Ocean Waste Plastic is the fact that Ocean-Bound-Plastic is land based whereas Ocean Waste Plastic is water based.

Ocean-Bound-Plastic has not yet  reached the oceans, where as Ocean Waste Plastic is collected in the different waterways. 

80% of the plastic that end in our ocean are from land-based sources such as landfills, trash and debris from construction, ports, marinas, commercial tourism and industrial facilitis etc. 

The remaining 20% comes from ocean-based sources such as cruise ships, ferries, fishing, container shipping, off shore industries etc.

All plastics have a chance of ending up in the ocean eventually if they are not disposed of properly. Use less plastic.

This is an Agency News-Feed, edited by Clean-Future Team

Join Our Newsletter!

Love Clean Future? We love to tell you about our new stuff. Subscribe to newsletter!

Mobile Sliding Menu

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!