WE FROM ONE EARTH – ONE OCEAN ARE PEOPLE, WHO ACTIVELY CREATE A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

 

With our “marine litter cleanup” concept we pursue the aim of freeing waters from plastic, oil and chemicals globally.

 

THE PROBLEM

 

Every year around 10 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 150 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 150 million tonnes of plastic waste are circulated in the oceans, with an additional 10 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 Kiel, Hamburg, Battambang/Cambodia, Rio/Brasil and Hong Kong, have developed a concept to remove plastic waste (but also oil and chemicals) from water bodies globally.

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And what can I do specifically against plastic(garbage)?

NEWSFLASH


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2020 – a very special year comes to an end

2020 – a very special year comes to an end: a turbulent and above all… Read more »

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Big oeoo clean-up event with 200 fishermen off Rio de Janeiro

On the weekend of 19/20 December, oeoo and 200 local fishermen and many volunteers will… Read more »

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Nov
oeoo takes part in the Waste Summit Cambodia 2020

At the five-day Waste Summit Cambodia 2020 (www.wastesummitcambodia.com), which took place from 2-6 November, One… Read more »

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PROJECTS

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.

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International Marine Litter Database

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

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