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The 8 best projects against plastic waste in the sea

Project against plastic waste in the sea

Today I want 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 don't feel responsible for the state of our oceans. So it's up to us consumers to do something about this problem. There are already some great projects against Plastic waste in the environment. I would 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 the following: 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 trash is then recycled. The whole thing is supposed to work thanks to the currents of the ocean vortex. The ocean currents cause the trash to flow into the tentacles, which also automatically adjust to changes in wind direction. The team is working diligently on the project against plastic waste. Starting as early as 2018, and thus much earlier than planned, the The Ocean CleanUp the new technology in the Great Pacific Trash vortex Apply

4Ocean bracelet

4Ocean is a project, regularly organizes plastic waste cleanups on the beaches of the world, so-called Beach CleanUps. The collected and recycled plastic waste is then used to make a bracelet that applies to fund the project. For each bracelet purchased, one pound of plastic waste is removed from the ocean. It costs 20 US dollars. The bracelet is available in a variety of colors and, of course, is used to fund CleanUp materials to expand the movement more quickly to other countries.

The manatee

The Manatee is great project against plastic waste in the sea. It is a ship that offers several solutions at once. It collects garbage from the sea, taking water samples and measuring the level of pollution in the water. Catching nets attached under the ship pick up plastic waste floating on the water's surface, while the catamaran moves at a speed of about two knots. According to Holger Borchert, it would take 5000 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 deployed 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 be easily 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, Secondary Level I and Secondary Level II. Depending on the age of the students, the materials pursue different learning objectives. 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 the state 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 at 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. For this, the photographer collected his garbage for four years and then photographed it. The images are frightening and really make you think about the plastic problem of 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 they have collected directly for money or products such as oil. The collected plastic is recycled and then resold to companies as so-called "social plastic". By buying "social plastic," companies not only support the cleaning up of the oceans, but also the income of people in Haiti.

The Seabin Project

Two Australian surfers, Andrew Turton and Peter Ceglinski, wanted to do something about the littering of their surf beaches. So together they developed the prototype of a trash 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 trash can filters the plastic out of the seawater with the help of an electric pump. The seawater can then be pumped back after it has been de-oiled. The absorbed trash is stored in a bag made of natural fibers. Later, it is 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. For this, he and other participants in the project have developed machines that make it possible for you to recycle plastic. In the process, the machines can be built and used at home. The plans of the machine are online at the Website of the project callable. In addition, the recorded explanatory videos that show you the process of production. In addition, there is a community with which you can exchange information 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 ocean. Since the topic Life without plastic and the Plastic waste in the environment are also increasingly represented in the media, these projects are also finding more and more support. Also we with CareElite and many other blogs and companies are, of course, doing their valuable part to educate society and thus prevent plastic waste before it gets into the oceans. More and more people are actively campaigning for ecological change. Which projects against plastic waste in the ocean do you think are still missing from the list? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Then feel free to write me a comment below this article.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: In my Plastic free blog you will get much more inspiration about the topic of plastic, its consequences and how you can avoid plastic in 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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