Charles Moore

The Sea also teaches there. He hoped that all crews put attention as us at impact as little as possible in the fragile balance of the sea, did it even though it had evidence that it was not safe. More than once during the navigation we had encountered with clusters of plastic debris that formed small islands or floated lonely, traps fatal for many species of marine mammals, such as dolphins and whales to turtles and fish that perished after having swallowed by mistake, or marine birds that blended waste with small fish which ate their puppieskilling them. They are not always the ships or vessels which throw waste in the sea, these are responsible for 5%. Most comes from Earth: industrial packaging and landfill sites situated near the sea are the source of waste flows and storms spread every corner of the ocean. Today, 15 years after that watch, comes the news that the volume of waste plastics accumulated in the Pacific Ocean has been walk the size of United States (data on the actual size have many variables): obviously aren’t all together as if they were a new landmass, the largest part are fragments that float at different depths, in addition to the surface. Without however there is a phenomenon called Pacific trash vortex?. American oceanographer Charles Moore has discovered it.

It is an immense cluster that moves with the currents, a vast mass of waste, divided into two different bikes Rotary. It originates within 500 miles of the California, it crosses the Pacific subecuatorial and the Hawaii to reach almost the Japan. The level of water, is located just underneath with a thickness of about 10 meters and a total of 100 million tons of waste plastic, in constant growth. It has been defined as an animal without strap that when approaching the Mainland is as if you vomit, and the beaches begin to cover pieces of plastic. The sea of plastic would be the cause of the death of more than one million birds and a few hundred thousand mammals each year.

Only you can remedy with a serious policy of substitution of plastic products with biodegradable substitutes and a diligent practice recycling, although it is known that economic interests are much stronger than common sense. In the end, it is more profitable to produce plastic products that do it with biodegradable materials and the ocean will continue becoming a marine landfill. Nothing is created and nothing is destroyed and what is pulled unconscious way sooner or later returns to the dish that is eaten. Written by Giovanna Draghi, published in equatik.