Plastic destroys Forests, Oceans and kills Wildlife! ACT NOW!

  • by: Christiane Henker
  • recipient: European,Parliament, ASEAN, Whitehouse, WHO,UN,Embassy of China,Government of Germnay, France,UK

Plastic destroys Forests, Oceans and kills Wildlife ! ACT NOW!

 Please watch the Video : https://youtu.be/5Xfs6PVTnVU

There are trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean.

Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide.

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute.

Worldwide, about 2 million plastic bags are used every minute.

90% of plastic polluting our oceans is carried by just 10 rivers.

The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year.

Plastic is dangerous: Whales that starve with a full stomach, because they have eaten indigestible plastic . Seals with centimeter deep wounds by plastic waste, which cut them deeper and deeper into the flesh.

'Ghost gear,' the result of fishing vessels abandoning or losing their fishing nets, lines, and other gear in the ocean–which then cause major problems for marine life and kills millions of Dolphins, Whales, Sharks, Seaturtles, Seals, Seabirds.


Plastic is durable, but in the course time porous and disintegrates into smaller and smaller fragments.

Marine litter is a global problem that affects every ocean in the world. Litter is an environmental, human health and socio-economic problem that is a symptom of a highly disposable society.

With worldwide growth in the amount of solid litter thrown away every day, combined with the slow rates of degradation, the amount of litter ending up in the marine environment is increasing.

Each year ,at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the oceans-Paper ,textile, glass, rubber, wood, metal, ceramics, plastics.

Video: https://youtu.be/5Xfs6PVTnVU


WE MUST ACT NOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE !!!!!


I demand:

-Stop the plastic Pollution !

-Cleanup the oceans


-Ban Plastic Bags worldwide

-Urging companies to cut packaging

-remove ghost gear , fishing vessels, lost nets from the oceans


- free waste disposal for Ships in all ports worldwide


-Improving the general public's awareness, concern, and attitude towards littering


-Reducing the use of plastic and other materials for disposable packaging



Please urge the European Parlaiment, ASEAN, G20 Leaders, USA , CANADA, Germany, China to act now and stop the plastic Pollution !!!

Please sign and share the Petition! Urge World Leaders to act now and stop the plastic Pollution! Thank you so much!



What you can do:


Please send Emails : Urge them to stop the plastic Pollution:

Emailadresses:

poststelle@bmu.bund.de,poststelle@bmel.bund.de, kah@cdu.de,parteivorstand@spd.de,info@v-partei.de,post@staedtetag.de, info@gruene.de , bundesgeschaeftsstelle@die-linke.de,
ec-president-vdl@ec.europa.eu, chaibf@who.int, dujarric@un.org,

justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca, public@asean.org,

presse.botschaftchina@gmail.com


Sample Letter:

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,


The numbers are staggering: There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea.

Seals with centimeter deep wounds by plastic waste, which cut them deeper and deeper into the flesh.whales that starve with a full stomach, because they have eaten indigestible plastic sheeting, seabirds, the strangulation in the steep walls in power residues.


There are trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean.

WE MUST ACT NOW BEFORE ITS TOO LATE - THERE IS NO PLANET B !!!!!


Video: https://youtu.be/5Xfs6PVTnVU


I demand :

-ocean cleanup worldwide

-ban plastic bags worldwide

- free waste disposal in all ports worldwide


-Improving the general public's awareness, concern, and attitude towards littering;
-Reducing the use of plastic and other materials for disposable packaging; and
-Enforcing existing laws, especially at sea, to punish habitual litterers.


Sincerely,






Please help with:

- reduce the plastic use

-Avoiding cosmetics with microbeads

-dont use plastic shopping bags

-Bringing your own cup

-Shrinking the plastic footprint

-Urging firms to cut packaging

-Trying to get plastic removed from my workplace

-Use only glass or steel straws

-Cleaning the beach

-refuse single use plastic straws

-support recycling and upcycling shops

-Microplastics is dangerous - check your personal care products #Shampoo, #facewash #toothpaste to see if
polyethylene or polystyrene are in the ingredients



Useful Links:

List of plasticfree, zerowaste super markets worldwide: https://www.bepakt.com/


Use less plastic-live plastic free: https://lifewithoutplastic.com/


How to make your Bathroom Plastic free : http://thekindplanet.com/blog/2017/4/19/22-plastic-free-bathroom-alternatives?fbclid=IwAR2alF0iEMf5EFfS-U4EztH9afmBehsUwPNUP33qu9eYrTtSyQUU_lFOja8


How to make your Kitchen Plastic free https://www.growingupherbal.com/go-plastic-free-in-the-kitchen/


Plastic-free Onlineshops:

https://www.careelite.de/plastikfrei-shop/bad-pflege/

zerowaste shop https://www.kivanta.de/

https://lifewithoutplastic.com/plastic-free-essentials/

https://www.avocadostore.de/plastikfrei-leben …







Background:


Sources of marine debris include:

-Items that are brought to the beach and left there by beachgoers;


-Garbage deliberately or accidentally discarded by ships at sea or from offshore oil platforms; and


--Material carried to sea by rivers and estuaries , especially from large coastal cities.
City storm sewers are a significant source of solid waste entering the sea from land sources.


Aside from its unsightly appearance and potential impact to human health, marine debris has harmful effects on wildlife. Fish, birds, marine mammals, reptiles, and other animals can become entangled in discarded or lost nets that continue to do what they were designed to do—catch living animals—but now they catch them indiscriminately, a process called "ghost fishing." Items unintended for fishing become traps.

Woven plastic onion sacks floating in the sea have entrapped endangered hawksbill sea turtles. Plastic bags become invisible to birds diving for.







Links: http://www.cleanseas.org/take-action

http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/uno-konferenz-in-nairobi-wo-kommt-das-ganze-plastik-im-ozean-her-a-1258024.html

http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Po-Re/Pollution-of-the-Ocean-by-Plastic-and-Trash.html#ixzz4BXoDsZQc

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150109-oceans-plastic-sea-trash-science-marine-debris/

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