P&G Celebrates World Oceans Day

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The Department of Fisheries is supporting fisherfolks to exploit the vast resources in the ocean.

Most people get that plastic is a major problem, but the extent of that problem eludes us. Despite recent efforts to introduce the use of biodegradable plastics, these don't break down easily enough and still contribute to the overall volume that reaches our oceans.

The guest speaker is Laura Griffith-Cochrane, marine biologist and curator of the Ucluelet Aquarium.

Simply cutting down your individual carbon emissions in general can help you be a better friend to marine life.

Admission by donation to support the work of the Sustainability Action Group for the Environment.

In addition, five countries and the European Commission - excluding the United States and Japan - endorsed a G7 Ocean Plastics Charter and "commonly resolved to eradicate plastic pollution and create a lifecycle economy by investing $100 million to protect coasts and oceans", as stated by Prime Minister Trudeau.

Carlos M. Duarte: No, plastic waste is the one that has gained a lot of popularity but it's by far not the most important problem of the ocean at all. What you need to do is, be aware of your surroundings, and try not to use any items made of plastic.

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Previous year there were over 1,000 events held in 118 countries, and online the hashtag #worldoceansday made over 2.78 billion impressions on Twitter and Instagram combined.

The percentage increase in the production of plastic resin globally since 1975.

- Plastic is the most common type of pollution found in the ocean, as at least 8-million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year. Demand for recycled plastic in Europe is around 6%, the report said.

This year's theme is preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. Ocean-based agreements don´t have what it takes to tackle the problem.

The number of plastic bottle caps volunteers in the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup recovered in a single day. Dr. Peach-Brown talks about the odd fact that we are living on a planet called Earth, rather than a planet called Ocean. Do the math on that, and it's easy to understand why the action focus for World Oceans Day 2018 is centered around stopping plastic pollution. Canada has been soliciting comments and ideas from Canadians about how to reduce plastic pollution and improve recycling.

It is clear that this is one environmental issue for which every one of us can effect needed change by taking the threat seriously and amending our single-use plastic lifestyles for the good of all.

Every piece of plastic that enters the ocean slowly breaks down into smaller pieces, and these smaller pieces can be eaten by a wide range of animals - from zooplankton to fish, seabirds, turtles, mussels and marine animals, she added. The oceans of the planet are struggling with pollution today, and with continued warming of the oceans, the world sea level is likely to rise for centuries to come.

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