June 8th: International Day of the Oceans
Today, June 8th is the International Oceans Day or the World Oceans Day in which the United Nations highlights the “blue” of our planet Earth to remind everyone the primary role that seas and oceans have in sustenance of life.
CAMEC every day renews its commitment to the oceans by investing in the construction of machines and plants for the recovery and enhancement of plastic material, so that this, instead of being disposed of in landfills and then at sea, can find new life as a secondary raw material and enter in a sustainable circular economy.
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“They are the lungs of our planet […] an important source of food and medicine, and a fundamental part of the biosphere. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public about the impact of human actions, to mobilize and unite the population in a global project for sustainable management “, wrote the United Nations on the oceans.
Almost 4 billion years ago the oceans were the womb of the first single-celled beings, initiating the evolution of life on Earth. Producing 50% of the oxygen we breathe even today, they continue to be a source of life for humanity and many living organisms.
They are home to most of our planet’s biodiversity and are the protein primary source for over a billion people around the world. Furthermore, the economy linked to this resource now employs millions of human beings.
However, the oceans are running serious ecological risks: due to greenhouse gases, the waters are progressively warming and acidifying causing the death of many marine species and the continuous pollution means that by 2050 it is estimated that plastic will outweigh fauna. marina.
The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”, a project that inaugurated a decade of challenges to achieve the goal of “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and resources marine “by 2030.
How can we take part in celebrating the World Oceans Day as citizens?
As individual citizens each of us has a role, a series of actions to be put into play as “good practices” to be disseminated, stimulating the sharing of sustainability. Some are:
- GET INFORMED – knowing the problem is the first step: The United Nations organized a major digital event to tell, together with researchers, activists and organizations, the marine world in its complex relationship with humanity. But there are also many films and documentaries available on streaming platforms such as: Seaspiracy; A Plastic Ocean; Blackfish; My friend at the bottom of the sea; Chasing Coral.
- SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION – Help comes from the WWF guide which shows the impact of industrial fishing on individual species and on the environment, helping the consumer to orient themselves. It is always a rule to avoid goods that harm marine populations, such as coral jewelry or shark-based products.
- REDUCING THE USE OF PLASTIC – mismanagement of plastic waste, which has now become a huge problem for seas, oceans and beaches, can be limited by reducing disposable products as much as possible, choosing biodegradable materials as an alternative and purchasing recycled plastic products.
- TAKE CARE OF NATURE – avoiding littering on the beach, interfering with or disturbing wildlife, and participating in collective clean-up initiatives.
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