"We have to act now to try and clear up some of the appalling damage we have made to the ocean ...and that is going to require positive action"
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
PROTECT | SUSTAINABLE | ELIMINATE
DIVE PROJECT CORNWALL has a passion for the ocean that is absolute and we want to inspire a change in others.
Across this beautiful ‘blue planet' our oceans cover 70% of the world’s surface and account for 80% of the planet's biodiversity. But, we have reached a crisis point for the future and we need to act now.
Shockingly, up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans every year. Only 0.3 million tonnes of this plastic floats on the ocean surface. We can't have a healthy future without healthy oceans - but they're more vulnerable than ever before.
DIVE PROJECT CORNWALL is delighted to be working with multiple media partners, collaborating charities and a number of sponsors and supporters to implement a national campaign to remove a gap in knowledge across the UK.
Many people are unaware about the plastic pollution problem and most young people remain oblivious to the dismal future ahead if we carry on as we are – destroying the ocean and the marine life within it.
Working with leading experts in marine conservation, DIVE PROJECT CORNWALL is determined to eliminate plastic pollution and protect the marine environment to save all life in our oceans for many future generations to enjoy.
Image courtesy Kennack Sands
Plastic pollution has become a major problem on UK beaches.
Rubbish collection at a recent beach clean, eliminating plastic pollution.
A Grey Seal eating a plastic bag - we really must end plastic pollution