Montag, 26. März 2012

Plastic & Environment..... "The Majestic Plastic Bag" & Sea Turtles to start with

" Water and air, the two essentials on which all life depends,
 have become global garbage cans. " 

Jaques Cousteau

Not a new topic but an important topic.
Also for us in Rodrigues.
This is the first post of a series which will follow 
dedicated to the fight against plastic pollution.

For starters a video....

"Plastic is believed to constitute 90 % of all rubbish floating in the oceans. The UN Environment Programme estimated in 2006 that every square mile of ocean contains 46,000 pieces of floating plastic."

"Hundreds of millions of tiny plastic pellets, or nurdles – the raw materials for the plastic industry – are lost or spilled every year, working their way into the sea. These pollutants act as chemical sponges attracting man-made chemicals such as hydrocarbons and the pesticide DDT. They then enter the food chain."

Please find here all the postings related to the topic so far:

- Plastik im Magen und um den Hals -Trapped, entangled , injured, poisoned, starved and dead/ 27.04.2012

- Not only on Earth Day ....Take a walk and clean up.../ 22.04.2012
- Und alle 3 Jahre nach Alaska....Wenn Plastikenten reisen - Duck Research not in the bath tub/22.04.2012 

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