This video is about an island in the ocean at 2000 km from any other coast line. Nobody lives, only birds and yet, you will not believe what you will see here. Please don’t throw anything into the sea. Unbelievable, just look at the consequences. Spread the video to everyone you know!
Everyone, no matter how close to or far from the ocean, can contribute to the solution. It’s simple: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – (1) Try to reduce the amount of trash you produce (e.g., try to purchase items with minimal additional packaging); (2) Make use of items that are reusable rather than disposable; and (3) when you do use disposable items, remember to recycle!
Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup tells us ‘10 Things You Can Do To Stop Marine Debris’.
1.Join Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.
2.Clean up your trash. Throw all trash away in proper receptacles, even when you’re not on the water. Pick up any debris you see while out.
3.Collect your monofilament fishing line. Don’t leave fishing line behind and retrieve any other line you may find while fishing, but be careful not to tug on snagged lines, which could be caught on habitat below the surface.
4.Contain and properly clean spills when boating. Use oil-absorbent rags and materials to clean spills. Check Ocean Conservancy’s Good Mate manual for helpful tips on reducing your negative impacts on the water.
5.Recycle used motor oil and oil filters. Local gas stations should have appropriate facilities for recycling these materials. NEVER pour oil, paint, antifreeze or other household chemicals into an open sewer or down a storm drain.
6.Consider organic alternatives to household detergents and cleaners. Use lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda for household cleaning. Avoid using fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and harsh chemical cleaners that can wash into waterways.
7.Choose reusable items and use fewer disposable ones. Use fewer disposable bags when shopping or bring your own reusable ones.
8.Properly dispose of used batteries and electronics. Use your local recycling center. Don’t dump them in landfills. Electronics leach harmful chemicals into the environment that take a long time to disperse.
9.Keep streets, sidewalks, parking lots and storm drains clear of trash and debris – they empty into our ocean.
10.Contact your elected representatives and let them know you care about marine debris – and that they should, too. Vote for candidates who support marine debris prevention and policies that protect our environment.