US FROM ONE EARTH – ONE OCEAN ARE PEOPLE, WHO WANT TO ACTIVELY ESTABLISH A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

 

With our work we pursue the target of freeing waters from plastic, oil and chemicals globally.

 

THE PROBLEM

 

Every year around 8 million tonnes of pollution enter global waters. Up to 80 per cent of it originates from land and about three quarters of it are plastic wastes.

Already existing today there is more than 140 million tonnes of plastic pollution in the oceans worldwide. According to studies by the UN by the year of 2050 the weight of plastic pieces will be higher than the weight of all fish swimming in the seas .

Plastic pollution has an endurance of up to 450 years and ends up as mircoplastics (smallest particles) due to the food intake by fish, which are also a part of our food chain. With this plastic pollution in oceans is not only harming the fragile ecosystem, but especially us humans.

 

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Around 140 million tonnes of plastic waste are circulated in the oceans, with an additional 8 million tonnes added each year. 2050, the amount of plastic in the seas could exceed the amount of fish.

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More than one million seabirds and 100,000 other marine creatures per year are dying of plastic waste because they consider it to be food, are tangled or strangulated.

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Plastic waste decomposes into the smallest particles, the microplastics. An estimated 4 billion plastic particles per square kilometer are already found in the world’s oceans.

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WHAT WE DO

 

We, the environment organisation One Earth – One Ocean e.V. (OEOO), domiciled in Munich as well as offices in Hamburg and Hong Kong, have developed a concept for freeing water from plastic waste (but also oil and chemicals) globally.

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SPONSORS AND SUPPORTS

  • Maritime waste collection

    In autumn 2016 the launch of SEEKUH, a special catamaran developed by OEOO for the collection of plastic waste, took place.

  • International Oil Purification Action in Nigeria 2017

    The Niger Delta in Nigeria is one of the most oil-rich areas in Africa, but the landscape is regularly polluted by oil spills on the production facilities and pipelines.

  • ,Microplastic Pollution Map’ in cooperation with shipping companies

    In order to contribute to the research into the medium to long-term effects of microplastics on humans and animals, OEOO is engaged in setting up a global database on the levels of pollution in the world’s oceans.

  • Database of scientific studies on water pollution

    The pollution of the water bodies by (plastic) garbage is nowadays also becoming increasingly important in science.

Immortal Polluters

It takes almost an eternity until plastic waste has been disappeared from nature. This is the basic idea of the publicity campaign (2014) of advertising agency Publicis, which drew creative attention to the problem for OEOO.

KNOWLEDGE DATABASE

Here you get free access to several hundred current scientific studies on marine littering from all over the world.

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