Wärtsilä, together with the shipping company Grimaldi Group, have unveiled a new system that uses exhaust gas scrubber washwater to tackle the amount of microplastics in the world’s oceans; a critical and growing global environmental challenge.
During the One Ocean Summit organized by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, in a speech that the Group would no longer be transporting any plastic waste aboard its ships.
The massive accumulation of microplastics has a serious impact on the Mediterranean sea, threatening about 134 marine species, including whales, turtles, and seals.
#TeamSeas campaign was launched with the goal to raise 30M dollars to remove 30M pounds of trash. The Ocean Cleanup and Ocean Conservancy were chosen as the non-profit partners for cleaning up trash in rivers, oceans, and beaches.
A global analysis recently published titled ‘Breaking the Plastic Wave’ states that the whole world needs to implement immediate drastic measures to prohibit plastic from entering oceans by 2050. This allows us only about 29 years to save oceans.
Environmental activists sued the Sri Lankan government last week after MV X-Press Pearl carrying plastics and dangerous chemicals burned off the coast in the Indian Sea for about two weeks.
The Sri Lankan authorities dealing with the X-Press Pearl ship fire have found themselves in a new problem as plastic wastes from the ship are polluting the ocean.
NYK achieved 100 samples at 100 locations in survey of microplastics collections over a wide range of the ocean which they have been conducting since 2020.
It is the second organization in the world to be certified to DNV GL’s Chain of Custody standard built to assure the traceability and integrity of plastic recovered from the hydrosphere.