environmental leader calls for action on ocean pollution in Waste2Wear suit

News, 20.10.2015

Our Ocean Summit held in Chilean city Valparaiso this year, once againe gathered experts, political figures and academics, devoted to global ocean protection.

 

Former president of Costa Rica

José María Figuares, Co-chair of the Global Ocean Commision and former president of Costa Rica, donned a suit and sunglasses made from plastic waste. The environmental leader chose Waste2Wear outfit and sunglasses to bring the awareness to the harmful effects of plastics in the ocean and highlight innovative uses of plastic waste.

 

José María Figuares, Co-chair of the Global Ocean Commision and former president of Costa Rica, donned a suit made from plastic waste.

Photo: courtesy of Global Ocean Commission

Plastics, are a major source of ocean pollution

Marine debris, particularly plastics, are a major source of ocean pollution and pose a serious threat to marine ecosystems. In 2010 alone, it is estimated that eight million tons of plastic trash entered the ocean from coastal countries. With plastic production and usage increasing rapidly, this number is on target to increase tenfold within the next decade. If unchecked by 2025, some estimate that there could be as much as 1kg of plastic for every 3kg of fish in the ocean.

‘Plastic suits and sunglasses will not solve the plastic waste crisis we are facing, but are a good example of the innovative thinking and drive needed to combat this problem’ said Jose Maria.

 

You can actually wear the innovation, bring it home, take it anywhere you travel and save the ocean from plastic plague. Take a look at all kinds of things we can make with plastic, other than wasting it.

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