A flood of plastic Easter eggs washed ashore on a German beach following a fierce storm
It is believed the eggs, which contained instructions in the Cyrillic alphabet, were dumped from a container that was lost by a cargo ship en route for the German port of Bremerhaven. According to NDR, the freighter owned by Maersk lost a total of five containers during the storm on Wednesday morning.
If you often wonder how our Ocean is filling up with plastic, If we continue to buy plastic are also choosing to allow the Sea to become the plastic see she is today. One thing is for sure the main goal with this Easter hunt is to collect the eggs before they became a hazard for area wildlife, Ocean Blue Project reports.
The Global Plastic Crisis
Plastic waste is a bigger problem than most people think and plastic production has increased twenty-fold over the last 50 years. In fact, many who try to help clean up, remove, or dispose of plastic waste they consume or collect are only moving the plastic into a landfill. Well, that’s a big problem because plastics are filling landfills at an alarming rate. This is one reason why Ocean Blue Project and That Oregon Life do not use plastic bags to collect plastic waste. It’s not rocket science if you think about it for more than a second, collecting plastic waste in a plastic bag that gets tossed into a landfill is actually counter productive. Think about it and help us solve Oregon’s plastic problem. Act Now: Ocean Blue Project
What Happens If We Do Not Act Now?
The plastic problem is so bad, we are on the verge of a global crisis! According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), there could be more plastics is the ocean than fish by 2050 (by weight). To find out more about your Oregon Coast or how you can help contact OceanBlueProject.org
By Richard Arterbury