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PLASTIC  POLLUTION

In 2019, over 370 million tons of plastic were produced worldwide and reach all corners of the earth

 

MORE THEN 10 million tons of plastic end up annually in our oceans, with plastic being found not only on the water surface, but also in the deepest regions of the sea and the Arctic

Plastic does not degrade naturally in the environment; it simply breaks apart into smaller plastic particles, called microplastics (< 5 mm)

 

MICROPLASTICS can be ingested by a variety of organisms, from tiny zooplankton to birds and cetaceans, leading to adverse effects such as inflammatory responses, entanglement and ultimately death due to ingestion 

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In addition, microplastics have already been found in our food, including several seafood species, such as fish, shrimp, and bivalves

 

 but also in other foods, such as honey, beer, salt, sugar, and even tap or bottled waters as well as drinking water from groundwater sources

We take action by combining sailing, science and education in order to collect data, find solutions and strengthen awareness concerning environmental plastic pollution