Centred around the growing area in the North Pacific Gyre which is contaminated by human waste, specifically marine plastic and debris, SAS’s new campaign is a call for awareness and action around the true dangers a plastic ocean poses wildlife and humanity alike.
It has been found that there is more plastic than plankton
Paralleling the threat of marine pollution with the current heightened tensions between North Korea and the West allows SAS to present the issue of marine littler in all its severity. It is a toxic, hazardous threat to the world’s water supply yet it remains undiscussed and ignored. Meanwhile the physical size of Wasteland grows, powered by our relentless use of single-use plastic in a disposable society.
How can we help?
Sign up to SAS’s campaign to receive a comprehensive and actionable guide to reducing your use of single-use plastic today. You really can start making a difference just by refusing and reducing. Recycling, unfortunately, is simply not enough.
It’s impossible to get the existing 269,000 tonnes of plastic out of the ocean, but together we can stop putting more in.
Whilst Wasteland focusses on the rise of marine pollution in the North Pacific, it is a problem facing coastlines around the world. Cold water spots and native wildlife are as susceptible to roaming marine litter as tropical waters. Check out North of the Sun to see how two Norweigen surfers creatively raised awareness of plastic debris on a remote beach and start participating in 2 minute beach cleans every time you are by the coast. We can do this, we just have to make the choice to try.