A marine conservation charity
stopping plastics entering the seas
Marine plastic pollution is a consequence of people thinking:
It’s only one piece of plastic, what harm can it do?
The sea is vast, rubbish will not affect it adversely.
My life is not affected by plastics in the oceans.
Climate change has nothing to do with marine plastics.
But the truth of the matter is:
There are over 51 trillion microplastics in the sea and counting. 500 times more than the stars in our galaxy.
Plastics are in the food chain!
1/3 of all fish caught off UK shores have plastics in them.
Seafood eaters ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year with dozens of particles becoming embedded in human tissues.
The degradation and breakdown of plastics represents a previously unrecognized source of greenhouse gases.
A solution based approach
The BinForGreenSeas is a recycling bin for plastics but….
Its striking colours, height, shape and emotive tagline, are all designed to act on two levels: Direct and Subconscious.
While practical, the objective of the BinForGreenSeas is to educate. The strong visual graphics stimulates the electrochemical signals sent to the brain.
It delivers the message; using any bin to dispose of litter will help save marine life.
“Canary Wharf has recovered on average, over 60kgs per month of PET bottles from going to Waste to Energy. Instead, we are sending them down our recycling stream.”
“We have emptied the BinForGreenSeas nearly 100 times and collected over half a tonne of waste which could otherwise have been left on the beach.”
“In the first 3 months the BinForGreenSeas has collected about 8600 litres of waste. It is preventing plastics from getting into the sea.”
“The bin is eye catching with a strong environmental message. It is a talking point along the seafront, with residents and holiday makers.”
“The positive visual image the BinForGreenSeas displays, helps to encourage visitors to the beach to dispose of their litter responsibly.”
Oceans of Waste:
“Great” Oceanic Garbage Patches
Out in the Pacific lies one of our planets largest islands. Here, there are no golden beaches of sand, this island is made almost entirely from what we throw away. It is known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”
What’s your Environmental promise?
Is your pledge not to leave any plastic behind when you leave the beach…or to participate in a beach clean ? Whatever the pledge, we want to hear from you.
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Together, Let’s stop plastics entering the seas.