Blog March 2018

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Posted On: March 23, 2018

Scientists have recently found that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at an exponential rate. According to a recent report, seventy nine thousand tons of plastic debris can be found in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Estimates say that is it nearly 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic that covers an area in the ocean that is three times the size of France. This is a problem that is getting out of hand.

This study was led by the Ocean Cleanup Foundation along with some researchers from around he globe. The survey process was completed by two planes and 18 boats. The Garbage Patch has been gaining in size for some time now, but these new numbers are much larger than previously thought. The Patch is continuing to grow in size as it accumulates more and more garbage on a regular basis. This is due to a combination of ocean currents and careless actions by us humans. 

It is suspected that much of the plastic is coming from Pacific countries, but due to the currents some garbage can be from anywhere. It has built up where is has due to slack currents and naturally grows in the calm waters of the area.

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Dangerous Water Pollution

Posted On: March 12, 2018

Water pollution is becoming more and more of a danger to our environment on a daily basis. Recently, Richard Horner, a former mechanical engineer from England, took a video of rampant water pollution off the coast of Bali. The video he shot is near Manta Point Bay on the Indonesian coast. In this video, you'll see Horner swimming through debris, such as wrappers and bags. Also in the video is the local sea life. Together, the plastics and the fish, are living together in a not-so-ideal habitat.

This issue has various aspects to consider. The first area to consider is pollution education. Horner mentions in the article that the education of the people of Indonesia is not up to par with the people in England. They are simply not as aware of the impacts their pollution causes compared to other parts of the world. This is one of the reasons why he made this video. To shed light on an issue that is important to him. Horner has been living in Bali for a few years and diving there for ten. In this instance, the pollution was much worse than in previous excursions and he felt compelled to share it.

Another aspect to consider is the fact that there simply are not many places in the area to dispose of garbage, according to Horner. He says the rivers are used as a dumping ground and that water flows right into the ocean. And if there are areas of garbage collection, they are not as thorough as they could be and do not collect everything or go everywhere. This essentially leaves people with no other option, since they need to get rid of it somehow. 

Lastly, the inclusion of more disposable and eco-friendly products into their marketplace can have a great effect in changing the ecosystem and culture in Bali. Pollution of waters is less of an issue if the materials used in a product decompose over time. It is seeing videos like this one shared by Mr. Horner that makes me believe that disposable materials should be more the norm. We are making great strides in that area, but clearly much more progress needs to be made. You can do your small part in helping the environment by browsing our selection of eco-friendly products