Advocate, Educate, Activate is NAMEPA's motto for what to do to help the ocean.
Check out this infographic to learn how to move away from plastic dependency.
Boomerang Alliance - Plastic Does Not Go Away
The Boomerang Alliance in Australia aims to create a healthy pollution free environment for all to enjoy by promoting maximum resource efficiency and zero waste. This can be achieved through the introduction of systemic changes which deliver social, economic and environmental benefits.
There’s still a lot the average person doesn’t know about the trash clogging up our oceans. Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) scientists are tackling this public awareness crisis with LITTERBASE, a tool that makes it easy for the public to visualize the issue. They pulled together results from 1,237 scientific studies on two revealing maps to show exactly where known marine litter is distributed, and how it affects 1,249 marine species.
Do you Know Where Your Litter is? - NAMEPA
Dear Marine Environment Protector:
The United States Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) have created this poster to remind all of us that our litter should be carefully placed in the appropriate place so that it doesn’t end up fouling our oceans, rivers and lakes. We cannot take our marine environment for granted, nor treat it carelessly.
Please help us in our mission to reduce marine debris by doing the following:
• Make copies of the poster and put it in prominent areas of your home, work, schools and community centers to inform and
remind people of the importance of treating litter responsibly. We suggest you print it on 80# gloss or cover (recycled) paper
for best reproduction and quality.
• Be an example in your community by organizing waterfront clean ups.
• Be a “Save our Seas” partner by reminding people to put their litter in the proper receptacles.
In English and Spanish
Plastic litter in our oceans is one area where we need to learn more, and we need to learn it quickly. That’s one of the main messages in Marine Litter Vital Graphics. Another important message is that we already know enough to take action. Produced by UNEP and GRID-Arendal, this report shows that we have to take a hard look at how we produce and use plastics.
Infographic from 5 Gyres about microbeads and their journey from face to fish. Microbeads are present in cleansing products as exfoliating particles and are designed to wash down the drain. However the waste treatment systems are not able to capture these synthetic particles due to their tiny size. Learn about their drastic effects on marine life and our environment.
First of a kind map showing ocean pollution - National Geographic, July 17. 2014
Pay for Plastics Trial - Indonesia
See attached infographic - Infografis-02_ENG
Plastics Breakdown Infographic - One World One Ocean
This infographic lays out the immensity of the ocean plastic problem in detail, explaining how plastic breaks down and causes harm to the marine environment.
Created by Jane and Sharon Genovese
Plastic Ocean Garbage Patches
Illustration of the North and South Pacific garbage patches, compared to the North and South Atlantic gyres. The North Pacific gyre is just one of several swirling trash zones (gyres) in our oceans where a lot of plastic litter ends up. While these debris patches aren't visible piles of floating trash in the water, they are inverted mountains — a bit like landfill sites at sea — hidden from view. The reality of what they are and how they got there is extremely harmful to marine life.
Plastics in the Marine Environment - Eunomia
This report explains the information sources and analysis underlying Eunomia’s marine plastics infographic, Where do they come from? Where to they go?
Eunomia is one of the leading research organizations focusing on the sources and impacts of waste in the marine environment. We have undertaken a range of studies in this area, investigating the sources, pathways and impacts of marine litter, and exploring the effectiveness of preventative and removal measures.
Since its inception, plastic has found its way into our homes and work lives more than most of us recognize. But when it comes to buying, cooking and storing food, plastic is pervasive. Hundreds of studies have linked plastic to harmful side effects. And while the amount of chemicals leaching from plastics may be small, it has not been proven safe. Thankfully, there are a number of safer alternative materials including ceramics, glass, stainless steel, cotton, wood, and more. Learn how to choose non-plastic swaps for common plastic items such as food storage containers, ice
packs, plastic wrap and produce bags.
Global modelling inputs of plastic from rivers to the marine environment.
The Ugly Journey of Our Trash - Project Aware
Project Aware has taken the facts and the stats to allow you to follow the journey of rubbish from inland right out to our ocean. Check out The Ugly Journey of Our Trash and discover how rubbish threatens marine life.
90% of the world’s trade is by sea - including food, products and energy
What with the world’s increasing population, the rising industrial pollution and the unstoppable forces of multinational corporations, clean water is hard to come by for many in the world. Whilst these people are denied their basic human right to safe water, we are not only permitting but are actively contributing to the commercialization of water by buying bottles. These corporations take water from needy countries and sell it to those who already have it. Avoid this corruption and pollution, and drink tap water wherever possible.
Top 10 Items Found - Ocean Conservancy
Many of the most commonly found pieces of trash include items we use every day from food wrappers to beverage containers to plastic bags.