CLEAN COAST BONAIRE
Marine Litter Monitoring in the Caribbean Netherlands
A Global Problem
The oceans of the world are being filled with man-made trash. Studies show that approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year.
This is proving to have a negative impact on our economies, fisheries, marine life, nature, ecosystems & even our health.
Small islands such as Bonaire are particularly at risk as so much of our livelihoods depend upon healthy oceans & clean coasts.
Cleaner coasts - here & everywhere!
Bonaire is rightfully famous for her spectacular underwater world & beautiful beaches.
The marine litter "hot-spots" are not representative of the natural beauty that Bonaire has to offer.
We are working hard to keep it that way.
Most of the marine litter that we collect has washed ashore from the plastic soup of the ocean. Unfortunately, some of the litter that we find is left behind by people enjoying our natural beauty.
By conducting regular clean up surveys, we can keep our beaches clean & collect data to work towards local, regional & global solutions.
António Guterres - UN Secretary General
"Plastic waste is now found in the most remote areas of the planet. It kills marine life and is doing major harm to communities that depend on fishing and tourism."
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