It is said that Oceans are the world’s dump. According to National Geographic, “there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea”.
Next infography shows top 10 items foun in our oceans caused by human being.
The only way to solve completely this problem is by making people concern about the issue and creating a responsible feeling to them through education. This will take time and it coud be achieved in some generations, but for the moment some of the people already concerned is focusing on the trash process from a logistical point of view.
Since most of the trash comes from rivers, one of the solutions found by John Kellet, was focusing on processing the trash of the rivers before it achieves the ocean. I kindly introduce you to Mr. trash wheel, a sustainable solar and water-powered trash cleaner:
It takes the trash from rivers, process it and then burns it to transform it in energy, providing energy for more than 6000 households in Meryland in 2016.
Next picture shows the impact in the Baltimore harbor:
The photo on the left was taken on April 30, 2014, after a torrential downpour washed a harrowing amount of garbage into the harbor. Just over a year later, a similar storm earlier had almost no recognizable impact on the Harbor.
We must improve our habits in order to avoid this issue, but there are some advances made in order to diminish the impact of trash in the oceans. This is just an example made thanks to focusing from a logistics point of view in the process of trash contamination.