Plastic In Our Oceans
Our oceans are being over run with garbage. This statement is true whether you are looking at the Atlantic from the Statue of Liberty, to the Pacific from Chile or the Indian from one of the many Islands in South East Asia. Plastics have found their ways into the ocean’s greatest currents now forever circling and descending to the depths of the ocean. Whether your beaches are clean such as on the East Coast of Australia or strewn with debris all around Hawaii, the truth is evident to a mere few. Have a peek at this video at how to decrease your plastic here. If you want to see the beach clean up adventure, just check it out here!
Scuba divers see what many of the population can ignore. So we, as scuba divers are the ones which need to do something about it. In Cambodia where the rubbish is large and the bins are few, many items end up in rivers and eventually the sea. While some organisations such as the Otres Eco Community attempt to clean the rivers, stopping many of these rubbish streams at the source, a lot still ends up in the ocean. Whether these are items that have been thrown overboard, blown from land or sailed across the oceans there have been very few clean ups around the coasts.