While you’re mulling over how humanity could let it get this far, here are some quick facts on why protecting the ocean is a number one priority.
It produces 50% of the oxygen we breathe.
It absorbs 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions.
It is our greatest ally against climate change.
Open burning of waste has a significant climate impact, equivalent to 2–10% of global CO2Eq emissions.
Waste in landfills releases methane, a greenhouse gas 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Marine microplastic hinders the ocean’s natural ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Plastic pollution is solved on land, not in the sea.
We need to build waste management systems where they don’t yet exist, to stop plastic waste before it gets burned, or ends up in landfills or oceans.
We need to use the best methods for treating plastic in the region where it’s collected and process it in the most environmentally sustainable way available.
That’s where CleanHub comes in.