Due to the restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, all Think Ocean events are currently on hold until further notice. We are working hard to develop an updated event calendar for 2021 and will be sharing that plan in the near future.
Tonnes of plastic debris are discarded each year across the world. They pollute lands, rivers, coasts, beaches and oceans. Ocean waste pollution has now reached such a magnitude that you can witness it simply by walking on any beach on the planet.
Therefore, Think Ocean is committed to cleaning not only the oceans, but also the beaches. We organize beach clean-up events regularly, in various parts of the world, together with local organisations and volunteers.
Although the world today is suffering the effects and consequences of an unprecedented pandemic, we are doing everything in our hands to protect and carry on cleaning the oceans.
Our work have been limited but we need the keep going. Our planet can not wait. Plastic still making its way to the oceans and ghost nets keeps killing marine life every day.
As we look forward to the day when we can bring the clean ocean movement back together again for community beach cleanups and so much more, we have to carry on. Commanded by Dr José L. Brito, director of the Natural Sciences Museum in San Antonio-Chile and the cooperation of the Chilean Army, the Maipo River in Central Chile was cleaned.
Using Zodiacs and hovercraft, More than 3 tons of plastic material, debris, tyres and rubbish was collected from the river, the river bank and the adjacent beach.
An area of the size of 16 football pitches were totally cleaned, giving to the city, the community and to the fauna in the region, a cleaner and less polluted environment,
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions our Greece clean up has been cancelled.
Flowing 1,560 miles from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges River, locally known as Ganga, is one of the world’s greatest, longest and most polluted waterways in the world. On its journey from the mountains to the sea, the sacred river — considered by Hindus to be the personification of the goddess Ganga — collects untreated sewage, trash and an estimated 1.2 billion pounds of discarded soft and hard plastic each year. The staggering pollution earns the Ganges the dubious honor of being among ten rivers in Asia and Africa that transport 93 percent of the river-based plastics deposited into Earth’s ocean.
Stemming the Ganges’s Himalaya-sized tide of plastic waste to prevent it from reaching the ocean may seem impossible, but that’s precisely the goal of Think Ocean. Helping river-adjacent communities build waste infrastructure to keep plastic out of the water,
Think Ocean is supporting the journey of explorers Tom Warburton and Dan Mills, and alongside with their insight into the ever-changing eco-systems & cultures which live on the banks of the infamous Ganges River, we will gather vital information that will allows to understand and learn about the challenges that organizations working in the cleaning of the river faces everyday and how, as Think Ocean, we will be able to add our help in the best possible way.
Its our responsibility today to protect our eco-systems and oceans.
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
Leaving March 2021, Dan Mills & Tom Warburton will set off from the source of one of the world’s most famous rivers, travelling over 1500 miles to the mouth in the Bay of Bengal - all in the footsteps of acclaimed explorer and special forces soldier Eric Newby
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