The latest three separate studies show that there are about five trillion pieces of plastic in the world's oceans. This figure is alarming. A British sailing team is picking up these polluting rubbish from the surface of the sea.
Cleaning work is very simple, press the switch, and then look at the equipment slowly and methodically clean up the surface of the plastic.
Amy Munroe is a member of Land Rover B.A.R. She said: "The Seabin is a fairly simple piece of equipment that has a pump through which plastic and debris are pulled into the bottom and then pumped out of the bottom, which picks up all the pollutants, small pieces, plastic materials, polystyrene, large bucket fragments and plastic bottles. "
Known as "sea buckets," the device was invented by two Australian surfers who were able to collect plastic dregs only 2 mm in diameter and collect up to 20,000 plastic bottles a year.
The device is now installed on the pontoon of the America's Cup Sailing Team in the United Kingdom.
Munroe said: "As a team, a sailing team, we have seen the impact of marine plastic and marine litter on the environment." This daring little sea cleaner picked up a lot of rubbish from the sea.
Munroe said: "Plastic, we may have removed 150 kg of plastic and other things, 'sea buckets' can also float on the filter, if the surface slick, detergent and other pollutants, it can filter Out, great usefulness. "
It is estimated that about 8 million metric tons of plastic are flowing into the sea each year in the world. Sea plastic was cleared just a drop in the ocean. And in our daily life, we should pay more attention to the plastic recycling which is also a good styrofoam disposal. And then we can reuse the waste resources to do other products.