Expedition The Channel 2017

Expedition The Channel 2017

Price: 1950 euro all-in, excluding soft drinks and alcohol, of which 200 euro is put in the participants fund.

Expedition The Channel 2017. Last year, organisation ‘By the Ocean We Unite’, sailed with a group to the North Pole.

This year, the North Sea will be inspected. The goal: Show the plastic pollution in the ocean.
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Rotterdam catches floating plastics

Rotterdam catches floating plastics

Based on what is found on the banks, we expect to collect 10 to 20 tons of plastic per year. It will be roughly a quarter of the plastic that flows through the River Maas.

Rotterdam catches – a part of – the floating plastics and other debris.

Plastics in the oceans have to be reduced.

It’s the mission of the Dutch student Boyan Slat and now extended by the city of Rotterdam.

 

The result of recycled plastic: a floating park:

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Pacific Plastic Soup worser than we thought

Pacific Plastic Soup worser than we thought

An aerial survey, a C130 Hercules aircraft was fitted with state-of-art sensors from Teledyne Optech, whose Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL) can detect objects at oceanic depths of tens of meters

The Pacific Garbage Patch survey concluded: ‘It’s Worse Than We Thought’.

Boyan Slat, the 22-year-old Dutch inventor and CEO behind The Ocean Cleanup, announced today preliminary results of the organization’s latest major research mission, the Aerial Expedition, the first-ever aerial survey of an ocean garbage patch, also called ‘the plastic soup‘. Read More

WaterWheel cleans the harbor

Baltimore WaterWheel cleans the harbor

This solar powered WaterWheel removes tons of plastic bottles, cups and cigarette butts from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

This beautiful WaterWheel cleans the harbor of Baltimore.

The harbor was polluted with toxines and tonnes of waste like plastics. 

But that will change. By 2020, the water will be clean, fresh and healthy. Read More

Mendez builds homes using Discarded Plastic

Mendez builds homes using Discarded Plastic

‘Cauca project’ in Colombia developed with recycled plastic components by Concepts Plastics

Colombian architect Oscar Mendez is building homes for the homeless, using discarded plastic. 

We give credits to the guy who came up with this invention. He is helping so many people and families.

Let’s ensure this solution spreads all around the world. Not just for homeless, he can sell it for sheds, storage, parking garage etc… Great idea!!! Read More

Sailtrip to Norway

Norway climate neutral 2030

Sail along from Rotterdam to Bergen Norway and learn all about the plastic soup

Would you like a sailtrip to the pole region and find out all about cleaning up the plastic soup in the oceans?

Ocean We Unite presents an expedition to sail up to Norway. From August 22 till September 4, 2016.

From the website:

(…) Are you ready for the expedition of the year?! Are you interested in sailing and looking for new adventures? If so, then hop on on sailing vessel the Fantastiko and sail along with By The Ocean We Unite’s first expedition “Up to Norway’’. (…)

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Norway climate neutral 2030

Norway plans carbon neutral by 2030

Lawmakers have voted for Norway, a major energy-producing nation, to become carbon-neutral by 2030, two decades ahead of schedule, as a result of the UN’s December 2015 climate accord.

Norway wants to become climate neutral by 2030. The Norwegan Parliament approved radical proposals to cut carbon emissions. This new Norwegan goal is set 20 years earlier than planned. 

Last tuesday night, the parliament voted for an accelerated programme of CO2 cuts and carbon trading to offset emissions from sectors such as Norway’s oil and gas industries, which are unlikely to be phased out in the near future.

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Let’s clean up the Oceans with this SeaBin

SeaBin

The rubbish bin, designed to float in marinas, inland waterways, residential lakes and harbors, catches floating debris and liquids by sucking water from the surface and letting if flow out through the bottom of the structure, trapping waste in a catch bag.

Do you love your boat? And do you want to clean up the water in the harbor? This is what we have for you. This genius bucket can suck garbage right out of the ocean.

It’s called the SeaBin and it works just like a fish tank filter. Let’s get rid of the plastic soup. Read More

90% of seabirds do have plastics in their stomach

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Seabirds often make mistakes. They think they eat fish eggs, but in fact they are eating waste.

Until now it was thought that “only” 29% of all seabirds suffered with plastics in their body.

But a study by Australian scientists showed that rather, 90% of the seabirds do have plastics in their stomach. Read More

Your green world: contribute to this vessel cleans rivers and canals

plastic soup cleaning vessel

Contrary to the commonly-held belief that plastic takes 500 to 1,000 years to decomposes, researchers now report that the hard plastic polystyrene begins to break down in the ocean within one year, releasing potentially toxic bisphenol A (BPA) and other chemicals into the water…”

Entrepreneur De Waard started the Foundation SarasWater and now introduces a vessel that cleans rivers and canals from plastics. While snorkeling on vacation, he was astonished by the amount of plastics in the water.

The Foundation needs 20,000 euros to develop a prototype which can catch plastic particles to 2 millimeters to big parts. 

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Research: 30 times more Plastic in Oceans by 2025

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Seals struggle with all the waste that pollutes their environment

For the first time, it’s calculated how much plastic ends in the oceans: at least 5 billion tons a year.

Nineteen times more than thought.

Without measures, the plastic soup will increased thirty times in 2025! For certain marine animal populations, almost every animal has plastic in its stomach.

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Volvo Ocean Race – every 37 seconds a piece of plastic rubbish

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Team Brunel sailing skipper Bouwe Bekking worried about plastic soup in Indian Ocean

Skipper Bouwe Bekking from Team Brunel reported: ‘A bit of a sad message. Why? There was so much plastic in the Indian Ocean.

I started counting in several intervals of 10 minutes, for a duration of four hours, to get a good average of the amount of plastic what I could see floating by. Every 37 seconds I saw a piece of rubbish floating by!

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Boyan Slat raises two million dollar to clean up the ‘plastic soup’

Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation

Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation in 5 years.

Dutch TU/Delft student Boyan Slat has raised $ 2 million to clean up the ‘plastic soup’ in the sea. With this money he is going to build a prototype of a device that sweeps up the mess together.

The system Slat (20) devised consists of 100 kilometer-long floating arms in V-shaped catching the plastic which will be brought ashore recycling. His projectOcean Cleanup attracted considerable attention. And so did the crowdfunding, which he himself set up completely in Kickstarterstyle.

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Nature vs Plastic. Plastic wins

This video is about an island in the ocean at 2000 km from any other coast line. Nobody lives, only birds. Still … Shocking what plastic can do to wildlife!

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You will not believe your eyes. Read More