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Project : oceanrescue

Project : #oceanrescue

Everyone is responsible for plastic in the ocean. From 2014 to 2015, there was a 43% increase in the number of plastic bottles washing up on UK beaches. 

Once plastic reaches open water it can be carried for thousands of miles, but it is more likely to join one of five huge circulating masses of water known as ocean gyres. Gyres are mainly made up of tiny fragments of plastic that build up over time. These huge masses of plastic are now found all over the world, ultimately, we are now eating the plastic we're dumping in the sea.

Scientists can't say how dangerous plastic is to human health, but it's clear the effect on wildlife is devastating. Fish, whales, dolphins... hundreds of species have eaten plastic. Some seabirds and turtles have been found to have so much plastic in their stomach they can no longer eat the food they need to survive, this affects their ability to migrate, mate and raise their young. Inevitably, they eventually die.

Discarded fishing gear is also killing marine wildlife, with one report estimating that 308,000 whales and dolphins die every year because they get tangled and drown.

Sky's #oceanrescue campaign is doing a great job in raising awareness of the problem and coming up with a few practical ideas that help us make a difference instantly. Ideas like reducing the amount of single-use plastic we use - things like cotton buds, straws, coffee stirrers and cutlery. As well as trying to ban microbeads in the cosmetic industry that would stop 680 tonnes of plastic being flushed out to sea from the UK each year.

WormWood Rocks are proud to support SKY's #oceanrescue campaign in raising awareness of this serious problem.

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    The Weston Whale Original Concept Idea.

    Original Concept Idea. Wire, Plastic, Sand & Foam sculpture.Size approx : 12inches (30cm) Height.Project : #oceanrescueSculpture 1 of 1.

    Original Concept Idea. Wire, Plastic, Sand & Foam sculpture.Size approx : 12inches...

    Original Concept Idea. Wire, Plastic, Sand & Foam sculpture.Size approx : 12inches (30cm) Height.Project : #oceanrescueSculpture 1 of 1.

    £ 295.00
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