WORLD OCEANS DAY - EASTBOURNE
PLASTIC POLLUTION - Tackling ocean plastic is a United Nations agenda for sustainable use of the oceans and conservation of marine life under SDG14.
To celebrate World Oceans Day we are going to present information about our precious Oceans and their role in our life.
Topic 2: Marine pollution and its effects
Topic 3: History of Plastics: from Blessing to Curse.
Topic 4: Work to combat plastic pollution by MCS.
Topic 5: Current situation and sustainable use of plastics
Special guest: Sapphyre Callaghan
The first World Oceans Day was held in
1992 when the oceans were very different from today. The oceans were less
acidic because less
carbon dioxide had dissolved into them. They were a little cooler because the atmosphere was cooler. More large predatory fish like
sharks existed, because they were less
overfished. Tens of millions of tons less
plastic was adrift. Oceans even had more
This World Oceans Day, we join in the call for everyone to act for the oceans in three specific ways: We must prevent expansion of offshore drilling, we must end plastic pollution, and we need to make our coastlines more resilient. No boundaries can work against global warming, plastic pollution, oil spills, ocean acidification and coastal destruction. That’s why everyone - even those living far from the coasts - is needed to help the oceans.
University of Brighton
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