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The 8 best projects against plastic waste in the sea

Today I would like to show you the best Projects against plastic waste in the sea imagine. Researchers have calculated that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Unfortunately, many of the world's governments still do not feel responsible for the state of our oceans. So it is up to us consumers to do something about this problem. There are already some great projects against Plastic waste in the environment. I'd like to show you the best projects now. Let's go!

The Ocean Clean Up

A great project that declares war on plastic waste is The Ocean Cleanup. Boyan Slat, the young founder of the project against plastic waste in the sea, comes from the Netherlands and wants to free the oceans from waste with the project. The idea behind it is as follows: The garbage floating on the surface of the sea will be collected with the help of long floating "arms" lined up in a V-shape. The plastic waste is then sucked up by a platform attached to the seabed. The waste is then recycled. The whole thing works thanks to the currents of the ocean eddy. The ocean currents allow the waste to flow into the tentacles, which also automatically adapt to changing wind directions. The team is working diligently on the project against plastic waste. As early as 2018, and therefore much earlier than planned The Ocean CleanUp the new technology in the Great Pacific Garbage vortex Apply

4Ocean bracelet

4Ocean is a project that regularly organizes plastic waste clean-ups on the world's beaches, so-called Beach CleanUps. The collected and recycled plastic waste is then used to make a bracelet that is used to fund the project. For every bracelet purchased, one pound of plastic waste is removed from the sea. It costs 20 US dollars. The bracelet is available in different colors and, of course, also serves to finance CleanUp material for faster expansion of the movement to other countries.

The manatee

The Manatee is a great project against plastic waste in the sea. It is a ship that offers several solutions at once. It collects waste from the sea, takes water samples and measures the level of pollution in the water. Catch nets attached under the ship pick up plastic waste floating on the surface of the water while the catamaran moves at a speed of around two knots. According to Holger Borchert, it would take 5,000 manatees to eliminate the problem within 10 years. The project was launched by the One Earth - One Ocean organization founded in 2011. The test run of the Manatee took place in Lübeck in 2016. The ship was actively used for the first time in Hong Kong in spring 2018. The advantage of the Manatee is that it can be used flexibly. The ship can easily be packed into containers and transported to the places where it is supposed to clean up. Another great project against plastic waste in the sea.

Plastic School

The Plastic School offers materials for four different school levels: Elementary school, orientation level, lower secondary level and upper secondary level. The materials have different learning objectives depending on the age of the pupils. The materials can be used in all types of schools. The materials can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the project against plastic waste. The PlasticSchool project was made possible with the help of funding from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Ozeaneum Stralsund developed the materials for grades 3 to 6, while the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde focused on the development of the materials for grades 7 to 12. More information can be found on the Website of the project.

#365 Unpacked

365 Unpacked projects against plastic waste in the sea

 #365 Unpacked is an art project by Antoine Repessé that critically questions the use of plastic. The photographer collected his garbage for four years and then photographed it. The images are shocking and really make you think about the plastic problem in our world.

The Plastic Bank

This project against plastic waste in the sea was created by David Katz and Shaun Frankson in Haiti. The idea behind The Plastic Bank is simple: the founders turn plastic waste into a currency. People can exchange plastic waste that they have collected directly for money or products such as oil. The collected plastic is recycled and then sold on to companies as so-called "social plastic". By purchasing "social plastic", companies not only support the clean-up of the oceans, but also the income of people in Haiti.

The Seabin Project

The two Australian surfers Andrew Turton and Peter Ceglinski wanted to do something about the littering of their surf beaches. So together they developed a prototype of a garbage can that can float on the surface of the water. The Seabin is one of the best-known projects against plastic waste in the sea. The two founders raised money via crowdfunding for their Seabin Project. Here's how it works: the floating garbage can filters the plastic out of the seawater with the help of an electric pump. The seawater can then be pumped back in after de-oiling. The absorbed waste is stored in a bag made of natural fibers. It is later brought ashore, where the plastic waste is recycled. The first so-called Seabin was deployed in the port of Helsinki.

Precious Plastic

The Precious Plastic Project against plastic waste in the sea was founded in 2013 by Dave Hakkens. He and other participants in the project have developed machines that make it possible for you to recycle plastic. The machines can be built and used at home. The plans of the machine are available online on the Website of the project can be called up. It has also recorded explanatory videos that show you the production process. There is also a community with which you can exchange ideas about the project.

Projects against plastic waste in the sea

As you can see, there are already many great ideas & projects against plastic waste in the sea. As the topic Life without plastic and the Plastic waste in the environment As these projects are increasingly represented in the media, they are also receiving more and more support. We, too, withCareElite and many other blogs and companies are of course playing their valuable part in educating society and thus preventing plastic waste from entering the oceans. More and more people are actively campaigning for ecological change. Which projects against plastic waste in the sea do you think are still missing from the list? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Then please write me a comment under this article.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: In my Plastic free blog you will get a lot more inspiration on the topic of plastic, its consequences and how you can avoid plastic in your everyday life.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

13 thoughts on “Die 8 besten Projekte gegen Plastikmüll im Meer”

  1. Great projects, thanks for introducing them! I hope they are all successful and - more importantly - change people's consumer behavior. Unfortunately not all projects were linked directly, maybe you can add that? I would like to participate in CleanUp actions in Germany. Is there a website/community that collects dates and brings people together?

  2. Hello everyone, I would like to actively support on site in a project. In August 4 weeks.
    Are there any applications there?
    Alexandra from Stuttgart

  3. I find the projects in the sea really great.I would like to try locally to cause something against disposable plastic.It is inconceivable to me that plastic bags are offered in BioMärkte.??(Magdeburg-Naturata!) I asked by e-mail for a statement, unfortunately no reaction! I wrote after a broadcast from rbb about this condition in this Bio! market and I was assured to follow this problem - the plastic inserts still hang!
    What else could I do?
    Collecting signatures in front of the organic market?
    Many greetings

    1. Hello Gabriele! If you don't get any reactions, you just have to keep "nagging" such markets until you get a plausible reason or actually bring about a change or rethink.
      Best regards,

  4. Susanne Brümmerhoff

    Hi Christoph, thanks for the presentation, very interesting and gives some hope. I have a question: my husband and I celebrate our birthdays in June and instead of presents we would like to collect donations for projects against plastic waste in the sea. Do Di have any idea to whom we can usefully give our donation pot then? Are there any development projects that need support? E.g. Dir Manatee? I am looking forward to an answer, best regards Susanne

  5. Hi Christoph, thanks for the introduction and the good overview. These are usually the best known international names. What I find a bit unfortunate is that here in Germany there are also great organizations, associations and projects. Like for example Küste gegen Plastik and Ozeankind e.V. Wouldn't that also be an idea to create a post about the most different German initiatives 🙂

    1. Hi Marina. Thanks for your input on the plastic waste projects 🙂 Absolutely. I'll take that on board and see about an update or new article on it.
      Best regards

    1. Hi Karen!
      Nobody says you can only fight one problem at a time. Many Environmental problems of our time are also closely interrelated and can be solved in parallel. For example, cutting down the rainforests automatically counteracts climate change. And so on.
      Many greetings

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