What are the solutions to solve pollution in oceans?
Oceans, which cover 70% of our planet's surface, play a critical role in the health of our world and its inhabitants. Our oceans, however, are polluted. Every year, billions of pounds of waste and other pollutants enter our oceans, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This will have far-reaching consequences! In this piece, we'll look at the numerous causes of ocean pollution, the impacts it has, and the efforts we may take to counteract it.
Ocean pollution causes
· Non-point source pollution (Runoff)
· Intentional discharge
· Oil spilling
· Marine mining
Solutions to Ocean Pollution
Given the long-term, terrible consequences of ocean pollution, whatever we can do to keep our waters clean is a good idea. Here are several remedies to ocean pollution that can make a major difference.
· Reduce your reliance on single-use plastics
Wherever you reside, the simplest and most straightforward approach to begin, is to reduce your own usage of single-use plastics. Plastic bags, water bottles, straws, cups, cutlery, dry cleaning bags, take-out containers, and any other plastic item, which is used once and then thrown, are examples of single-use plastics.
The best way to circulate this:
a) Refuse any unnecessary single-use plastics (e.g., straws, plastic bags, takeout utensils, takeout containers), and
b) Reusable versions of those things, such as reusable shopping bags, bottles, cutlery, coffee cups, and dry-cleaning garment bags, can be purchased and carried. When you refuse single-use plastic items, make it clear to businesses that you want them to provide alternatives.
· Reduce the use of chemical fertilizers
Chemical fertilizer waste eventually ends up in the oceans. Choose organic fertilizers that are lower in nutrients, and apply them at half intensity or half as often as recommended.
· Choose reusable bottles and utensils
Plastic bottles, utensils, straws, etc., are major polluters of the ocean. Instead of adding to the threat to marine life, use reusable bottles and utensils.
· Dispose of plastics and waste properly
One of the most straightforward ways to decrease ocean pollution is to properly dispose of plastics, and other recyclable materials, so that they do not end up in the ocean. Waste should be disposed of in a safe receptacle or taken home with you in public places, such as beaches and parks.
It should go without saying, but whenever you use single-use (or other) plastics that may be recycled, always recycle them. At the moment, just 9% of plastic is recycled globally. Recycling keeps plastic out of the water, and lowers the amount of "new" plastic in circulation.
· Help organizations fighting Plastic Pollution
Organize a social distancing cleaning at a nearby beach or park. The more the waste is collected and properly disposed of, the less waste enters our waters.
Many non-profit groups are working on a variety of methods to decrease, and eliminate ocean plastic waste. These organizations rely on donations from individuals like you to keep their vital work going. Even tiny contributions can make a significant effect!
Plastic pollution in the ocean affects sea turtles, whales, seabirds, fish, coral reefs, and countless other marine species and habitats.
The ideas outlined above barely scratch the surface of what you can do, to help tackle the increasing issue of plastic pollution in the oceans. What matters is that we all do something, no matter how small!
How can we assist?
Netsol Water provide many advanced solutions like solid waste management, wastewater treatment, sewage treatment,effluent treatment, water treatment, and much more, to protect our oceans.
We also advise our clients on how to reduce the plastic waste, and reduce the disposal of other kinds of solid waste into oceans.