Every year 800 million tons of Plastic end up in our oceans, there is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also called plastic soup, floating trash islands and plastic covered beaches. Fish, turtles, birds and whales get killed or poisoned after feeding themselves with plastic. It is estimated that if human beings don’t change their way of life, in 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans and 12 billion tons of plastic ending up in landfills. Although these numbers will sound abstract, it is clear that the clock is ticking. Not only for nature, also for human beings. Micro plastic particles have been found already in plastic bottled water and take slowly but steady their position in our ecosystem including the human body.
Hopefully many people and especially yachtcrew, as frequent users of our global oceans, already consciously dispatch their garbage. However, with all our good intentions, unfortunately only 10 % of plastic is recycled, all the different kinds of plastics don’t make recycling an easy process. The majority of the plastics end up at landfills or end up in our natural earth and sea environment. Needless to say after seeing the Youtube video’s, it is a common interest to turn the tide on plastic. Also the nautical industry can do its share by implementation of waterfiltering solutions on board. This website aims to help you with that.
What are the steps to follow to get quality drinking water without waste on board of your yacht?
1. Complete the Survey Turn the tide on plastic (if you haven’t done so already) to define your starting point.
2. Go to page Action plan and follow the steps to get water without waste.
3. Do you want to do more? Reduce more (single use) plastic on board? Great! For sustainable and environmental friendly alternatives for other kinds of single use plastic, surf to More alternatives for plastic