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[Ambassador report] Thematic report : OCEAN HEALTH IS OUR HEALTH

by Bal krishna Pandey | 17-11-2019 14:00 Comments 14 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations



Marine ecosystem is the largest among the earth’s aquatic ecosystem. As 71% of earth’s surface is covered by water and oceans occupy 97% of water on earth.  Marine ecosystem has a wide habitat and rich diversity of species. Ocean is called as the “life blood of the earth”. 70% of the oxygen human consumes comes from the marine plants in the ocean. Oceans are responsible for removing the CO2 from atmosphere and producing 02 supporting earth life. Marine ecosystem is highly diverse ecosystem. According to NOAA only about 5% of the ocean is explored. 95% of the ocean is completely unexplored. About 2/3rd of the ocean species are yet to be discovered. Ocean is a home for millions of species and is also responsible for providing life to millions of organisms on the earth.

 

Facts about marine plastics

·         More than 1 million tons of applications are produced each year for various types of plastic applications.

·         At least millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year, and 80% of all marine debris, from surface water to deep marine residues, is covered.

·         Marine species melt or fall into plastic waste, causing serious injury and death.

·         Plastic pollution threatens the safety and quality of food, human health, maritime tourism and contributes to climate change.

·         There is a need to explore the use of existing legally binding international agreements to address marine plastic pollution.

·         Reuse and reuse of plastic products, and support for research and innovation in developing new products to replace single-use plastics, also need to prevent and reduce plastic pollution.

 

Impact of marine plastic on the environment

1.         Uptake, egestion, assimilation, accumulation and transfer of ingested plastics by marine

2.         organisms

3.         Occurrence of plastics across taxa and trophic levels

4.         Effect on particular taxa, communities and ecosystems (e.g., toxicity, productivity,  foodchain)

6.         Effect on marine environment (e.g., physical, chemical, level of absorption)

7.         Marine plastics as a vector/pathway for pathogens and toxic components (e.g.,microbes,         additives and Persistent Organic Pollutants [POPs])

  9.          Monitoring of impact on marine ecosystems (e.g., numerical models)

Plastic pollution negatively affects almost every living organism in the world's oceans. Because we are the source of plastic pollution, humans must take steps to improve the quality of life of marine animals. We should minimize the use of plastics in our daily lives and recycle waste as much as possible. When visiting the coast, we need to make sure that plastics are disposed of properly. Even those who live in landlocked areas, we need to be aware that polluting river ultimately leads to marine pollution.

PhotoWaste Hierarchy, according to the Zero Waste International AllianceCreditZero Waste International alliance


zero waste model

14 Comments

Bal krishna Pandey

Bal krishna Pandey

Bal krishna Pandey

Bal krishna Pandey

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    plastic pollution is serious and my topic of interest. Thanks lisa mentor.
    Posted 22-11-2019 22:12

Bal krishna Pandey

Bal krishna Pandey

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Bal krishna

    You mentioned about a good point.Plastic wastes from humans will definitely affect marine eco system, and it will eventually affect human society itself, since we are closely connected to ocean in variety of ways.
    I'm surprised by the huge percentage of the ocean that is left unexplored yet. This means that the potential of the ocean is unimaginable, and human society should not be foolish to pollute the region that is not even seen yet.
    The change should start from the bottom line, which is the normal lives of people. People should consciously reduce the use of the plastics.

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 21-11-2019 13:21

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    It was nice to read&#128513
    Posted 20-11-2019 15:50

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Balkrishna bro

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about OCEAN HEALTH IS OUR HEALTH

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 19-11-2019 15:38

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Great to read!!
    Posted 18-11-2019 16:55

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Bal!
    This is Lisa.

    I can see that you have a real interest in how the plastics cause some of the major problems in our environment!
    You have been dealing with the topic of plastic from various points of views and so I felt like reading a special edition on plastic! haha
    Approaching a topic in multiple aspects allows us to see that the topic is built upon dimensions rather than being limited to a single point.
    Also, I love the upside-down pyramid of zero waste hierarchy that you have included!

    Thanks for always sharing a great view on the problem:)
    Enjoy reading your reports!
    Keep up the good work:)
    Posted 17-11-2019 20:06

Manisha  Upadhaye

  • Manisha Upadhaye says :
    It is great honour to learn about the impact of plastics on marine ecosystem from your report. Thank you for exploring the knowledge.
    Posted 17-11-2019 17:55

sagar koirala

  • sagar koirala says :
    Hello Balkrishna Dai ,
    Green Cheers from Pokhara

    Thank you for such an awesome piece of report .I loved your idea of including facts about marine plastics .Keep continuing your evo-initiatives .

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 17-11-2019 17:32

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