UN SDG #14 Life Below Water UN SDG #14

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Waste accumulating in our oceans

Between 8 and 12 million tons of plastic enter the ocean annually. debris, toxic chemicals and vast amounts of microscopic particles. Micro-plastics get broken down further into even smaller microscopic particles. Nano plastics is when it turns into a gel or chemical and is found in large quantities in the ocean along our coasts and shores, particularly in harbors from cities and industrial areas.

challenge

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Waste accumulating in our oceans

Between 8 and 12 million tons of plastic enter the ocean annually. debris, toxic chemicals and vast amounts of microscopic particles. Micro-plastics get broken down further into even smaller microscopic particles. Nano plastics is when it turns into a gel or chemical and is found in large quantities in the ocean along our coasts and shores, particularly in harbors from cities and industrial areas.
127M
people impacted
$36.1B
potential funding
the problem
Nature and Context
Symptoms and Causes
  • Plastic enters the oceans in three main ways — direct dumping, indirect dumping, and leakage — that all have one overarching similarity: dysfunctional waste management systems.  

  • Plastic also directly enters the ocean when everyday people toss litter into it. A single piece of litter might not do much harm, but if you factor in the countless incidents of littering that happen annually, the problem becomes apparent.

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