Swimming for Awareness of Plastic Pollution in the OceansDennis Donohue
( Member of team: MeruSwim )
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. Weighing up to 269,000 tonnes. Plastics consistently make up 60 to 90% of all marine debris studied.
I'm swimming in the North Sea to raise awareness of these statistics and help us all understand the damage we are doing so that the proper actions and regulations can be made to aid in the future prevention of this situation and overall cleanliness of our planet.