Reducing the amount of plastic, debris, ghost netting, chemicals, and toxins that end up in our water systems is essential right now which means cleaning our water must be done on a personal, community, national and global level to address this critical problem.
If we can do our part on a personal level by not using harsh chemicals for cleaning, we will not only protect ourselves from the toxins, but the water and all that live in it, and to which we will turn for a source of drinking water. A small step forward is using vinegar and baking soda over harsh chemicals when cleaning or other alternatives out there for cleaning our homes. Pinterest page on water offers more tips to find inspiration for running your home on a greener basis as well as information on what we are facing on an environmental level. Find hundreds of posts regarding what people are sharing on issues challenges and innovative solutions, including solving the problem of cleaning our water and distributing freshwater on Managing Earth’s Facebook page.
Visit www.theoceancleanup.com to read up on the details of their solution for capturing large amounts of floating plastic and debris driven by current and removing it to help with cleaning our water.
The ‘Seawer’- The Garbage-Seacraper is designed to rid the water of debris. It garnered Honorable Mention for Sung Jin Cho from South Korea at the 2014 Evolo Skyscraper Competition.
Plastics that are not readily recyclable -#3(pvc), #4(ldpe), #5(pp), #6(ps), #7 (other)
www.reefcheck.org– People monitoring the reefs to help protect them.
’10 Things you can do to save the ocean’ by National Geographic
We support and applaud the work being done by 4Ocean and hope many more similar groups begin with the people as this one did. Check out the 4ocean Facebook page to see the great work they are doing. and watch their video on Cleaning our Water.
Indiegogo Video: Water Master Dredgers
The Pasteurization Technology Group provides unique, patented “2 for 1” disinfection and energy solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.
Filtralite – Leca Norge ASFiltralite, Saskatoon, SK.
Oneka Technologies, Sherbrooke, QC
Natural Seawater Desalination Ltd, Sarnia, ON
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., Distributor in Surrey, BC
Saltworks Technologies, Richmond, BC
Fil-Trek Corporation, Red Deer, AB
ModernWater PLC, Burnaby, BC
CarboNet Nanotechnologies, Inc., Vancouver, BC
Tubacex Group, Mississauga, ON
Vahn-Tech International Inc., Calgary, AB
National Geographic: Dead zones are low-oxygen or hypoxic, areas in the world’s oceans and lakes. Because most organisms need oxygen to live, few organisms can survive in hypoxic conditions.