es gibt seit einigen Wochen einen "Plastik-Sackerl" Newsletter - den MarineDebris Newsletter, der sich hauptsächlich mit dem Thema (Plastik)Müll im Meer beschäftigt. Ich kann jedem hier im Forum empfehlen, sich (gratis!) in dem Newsletter einzutragen :)
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heute morgen gab es eine Aussendung zu einem Beach Cleanup in Norwegen:
Link to complete article:
http://www.holdnorgerent.no/hold_norge_ ... eanup_2011
Plastic products are a major problem. There were registered 50,646 objects, of which 29,540 was plastic.
The fishing industry contributes with nets, ropes, lines, hooks, traps, buoys and floats.
“Tiny trashâ€ constitute a significant portion of the waste (cigarette butts, cotton swabs and broken pieces), and is a threat to birds and animals when it is mistaken as food.
Much of the waste is related to recreational activities on the beaches and at sea.
Hazardous waste was found in surprisingly large quantities. It was for instance found 42 barrels of oil and 576 cans of oil and petrol.
Large objects (washing machines, tires, etc.) were found dumped along the coast.
Marine littering is a widespread problem along the entire coast of Norway.
Marine littering along the Norwegian coast is mainly the result of activities on Norwegian soil and coastal waters.
The waste can be traced to its sources, despite the fact that marine waste is generally regarded as without ownership.
The Norwegian Coastal Cleanup resulted in the formation of a movement. Many volunteers have been involved and are willing to contribute, which creates a valuable foundation for implementing measures to reduce marine litter in Norway.
Further work and proposed initiatives nationally and internationally
Broad cooperation is necessary and should include the organizations and NGOs, governmental agencies, and businesses, nationally and internationally. Cooperation requires clear leadership, with clear common goals and responsibilities.
We need more knowledge about marine littering, but the knowledge gap should not be used as an argument against the implementation of necessary measures. Action will lead to increased knowledge and inspire commitment.
Beach cleanups should be done continuously, and will help reduce the 15 percent of the marine waste estimated to be washed up on beaches/shorelines (OSPAR 2009).
Marine litter is mainly on the seabed and in ocean currents. Measures such as "Fishing for litter" should be investigated for implementation in Norwegian waters.
We need more knowledge, particularly about the part of marine litter that remains in the sea or the seabed.
There is a need for improved recycling schemes for industrial waste and waste from boats.
Communication projects can help to reduce marine litter. Clean up campaigns and the registering of litter are basis for such communication.
The Norwegian authorities should clarify their own and others' responsibilities.
Litter must be included in the new Norwegian waste policy and be part of the waste hierarchy.
On behalf of Hold Norge Rent
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