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Ocean Pollution

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Olivier Zerouali

on 22 April 2013

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Transcript of Ocean Pollution

Conclusion What Causes Ocean Pollution Statistics Solutions to Ocean Pollution Making a website, vlog or blog will cause more people to be aware of ocean pollution
Volunteering for beach clean will stop waste from entering the ocean or any type of waterway
Using the 3Rs will help reduce some of the waste that is produced
Making a fundraiser will help fund a clean up in the town OCEAN POLLUTION
TRASH Companies that dump their waste into waterways
Oil and fertilizer runoff enters waterways from farms and cars
People all around the world throw trash into our ocean causing trash Gyres The Definition of Ocean Pollution Ocean Pollution means waste that pollutes the ocean Why do we Pollute our Oceans ? For most companies it is expensive to dispose the waste they produce, so they decide to dump it in the ocean. Also, many people at beaches decide to not use the public trash disposal system and throw their trash in the ocean, they think because it is out of sight it is out of mind, but in reality it washes up on another shore There are 46,000 pieces of trash per square mile in the ocean
Plastic materials are not biodegradable
The ratio to the marine life in a trash Gyre is 6 pieces of trash for every animal
The average American throws away 185lbs of waste a year
Ocean Pollution such as oil spills and trash can block out sunlight and prevent marine plants to grow Volunteer for beach clean up
Use the 3Rs
Dispose waste in trash cans
Make a website
Makes a Youtube video
Make a fundraiser to help support beach clean up How These Solutions Address The Problem Ocean pollution is very harmful to our marine life and it really needs to stop, people should use beach disposal systems to get rid of trash , rather than throwing it in a waterway or body of water. Bibliography Oceans: Plastic Pollution. (n.d.). News & Lifestyle Coverage on Important Topics Like Food, Environment, Social Justice, Animal Rights, Education & Health | TakePart . Retrieved April 11, 2013, from http://www.takepart.com/oceans/plastic-pollution
Ocean Plastic. (2009, March 17). Sea Turtle Conservation Travel. Retrieved April 11, 2013, from http://www.seeturtles.org/1128/ocean-plastic.html
"What is the biggest source of pollution in the ocean? ." NOAA's National Ocean Service. N.p., 11 Jan. 2013. Web. 12 Apr. 2013. <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/pollution
"Pacific Pollution Mass 'Roughly the Size of Texas' - YouTube." YouTube. N.p., 15 Feb. 2005. Web. 18 Apr. 2013. < How You Can Help If You're a Kid People may tell you you're too young to help but you can get an adult to help share your ideas to people in the government like your state represenative. You can recycle for your family
you can volunteer for town or beach clean-up A Word of Encouragement
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