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WOOCS 2.2.4

Inspired by the global plastic in the ocean crisis,  Floating Plastic Ocean is the second painting expressing the horror of the devastation we humans are creating in our oceans.

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

A staggering 5.25 trillion tons of plastic is in our oceans. On top of that, 8.3 million tons of macroplastics (visually identifiable pieces) and microplastics (less than 5mm) enter our marine environments every year with estimates to double by 2025.

Below are paintings Svein created in late 2020.  The black background highlights the mixed colours of plastic rubbish floating in vast masses across our great oceans.  Time is running out for our precious sea creatures with over fishing and plastics destroying their environment.

 

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Plastic Oceans – Sold 

So, what can you do help stop ocean plastic pollution? 

Reduce Your Use of Single-Use Plastics

  • Stainless steel. Tough and easy to clean, stainless steel options for reusable food and beverage storage have multiplied in recent years. …
  • Glass. …
  • Platinum silicone. …
  • Beeswax-coated cloth. …
  • Natural fiber cloth. …
  • Wood. …
  • Bamboo. …
  • Pottery and Other Ceramics.
Recycle Properly
Participate In (or Organize) a Beach or River Cleanup
Support Bans. …
Avoid Products Containing Microbeads
Spread the Word
Support Organizations Addressing Plastic Pollution

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Australian site :  https://www.wwf.org.au/what-we-do/oceans/marine-pollution#gs.xrcqj7

Ocean Crusaders – Australia 

view on youtube – Special report: A Plastic Tide#OceanRescue