It has been estimated that nine million tons of plastic waste find its way into the oceans every year. That is nearly one third of all plastic produced. About 20% of this waste originates from ships, while the bigger part is land-borne – carried to the sea by sewers, rivers, wind or tides.
Deep Sea Mining
The deep sea was one of the last largely untouched regions on earth. As our technology-driven society demands more and more resources and terrestrial resources become scarcer, mineral raw materials in the deep sea are increasingly gaining attention of industry. Extraction of these minerals will have devastating effects on marine ecosystems. OceanCare is therefore launching a new program.