Help End The Plastic Plague That Is Killing Our Oceans
If you watched Blue Planet II last year then you will be acutely aware of the impact humans are having on our oceans by polluting it with plastic. Indeed, many of us will have seen horrifying images of sea turtles drowning after becoming tangled up in the mess, or the bellies of dead whales filled with bottles and bags. It is disgusting to see trash out at sea that stretches for miles. This is a global crisis of epic proportions and unless immediate action is taken, the oceans will be filled with more plastic than fish within 30 years.
There is some good news
The good news is that according to the latest research, 90 per cent of the plastic that makes its way in the ocean comes from just ten rivers that are located in Asia and Africa. If we concentrate our efforts on cleaning up these rivers we have the ability to save our oceans. Instead of waiting for governments to do the right thing, Avaaz has come up with a plan to kick-start the action.
A small donation will do
All Avaaz needs is just 50,000 people to donate a small amount and the organization will immediately send plastics experts to the cities that are located on the banks of these rives to come up with plans to end the pollution. The money raised will also be used to massively raise public awareness amongst the people who live alongside these rivers. Avaaz will also lobby rich countries to help finance the clean-up of the ten rivers. If you can make a small donation you will be helping to stop the plastic plague that is decimating our oceans.
Turn this into a global movement
We have a horrendous addiction to plastic. Every day 1.4 billion plastic bottles are used and on a small fraction of those bottles will be recycled. As the plastic makes its way into the environment it will take more than 1000 years for it to break down. The 10 rivers most responsible for the pollution of the ocean are located in India, Laos and Cambodia and they are not blind to this fact and have asked for help. Avaaz has members located all over the world and has a track record of mobilising. If you chip in just a little bit now it could become a global movement that breathe back life into the world’s oceans.