to recover plastic from the sea at a scale large enough to make a meaningful difference. That is especially true, when plastic sits down on the sea bottom or breaks down into pieces, after staying in the water for a long-time.
About Keep Sea Blue
Big problems require Big solutions
The leakage of plastics in the marine environment harms ocean life with potentially negative impacts on human health.
At Keep Sea Blue we take a proactive approach to dealing with the issue of marine plastic pollution by focusing our efforts on preventing plastic from entering the sea in the first place.
Why? Because once plastic enters the water, it may be already too late
It is very difficult to almost impossible
Although plastic does not biodegrade easily
it does degrade in the marine environment due to the effects of UV-light, oxygen, water, and other factors making it unsuitable for recycling.
Plastic Pollution: A Global Crisis
During the last few decades, the build-up of plastic in the oceans has evolved into a global crisis.
tonnes of plastic
tonnes end up in the oceans
(80% of all marine litter)
of marine plastic comes
from land-based sources
It takes up to
for plastic waste
The Mediterranean Sea
is regarded as the most affected environment in the world in terms of plastic pollution, because of its high population densities along the coasts and the rivers flowing into the sea, and its geomorphology as a semi-enclosed basin.
It is estimated that:
tonnes of plastic ends up into the Mediterranean Sea every year
tonnes of plastic have already accumulated in the Mediterranean Sea
of the total recorded coastal litter is single-use plastics
of marine litter on the seabed is plastic