Clean Up the World’s Oceans

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Target: Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director at the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Goal: Deploy a cheap technology that can clean up and improve the health of Earth’s oceans.

There is no easy way to put this: mankind is slowly but surely destroying the ocean. The biggest source of ocean pollution is called nonpoint source pollution. That basically means that the pollution cannot be tracked back to a single source. It’s a collection of different pollutants, such as car oil, plastic/paper bags, and topsoil runoff from farms. Even air pollution can play a huge part in the pollution of Earth’s ocean, with acid rain becoming more and more common. Environmental issues have been addressed frequently in the past few presidential debates, and many have criticized the Obama administration’s lack of attention on such issues. The time for the current government to adopt The Seabin Project and start cleaning the world’s oceans is now.

The Seabin Project was started by two young Australian men named Pete Ceglinski and Andrew Turton. They built a bin made of 70%-100% recycled material with a natural fibre catch bag that collects all the garbage in the sea while still sucking water to the very bottom of the bin. The bin, which is attached to a water pump at the edge of a marina, dock, or boat, will then pump the water through a filter and, once cleaned, back into the ocean. The entire process is extremely simple and the Seabin itself is cost-effective. The biggest issue that governments around the world are facing when it comes to ocean pollution is cost and maintenance. The Seabin completely eradicates those issues; it’s easy to maintain, works 24/7, and doesn’t cost much to make.

This project, in the hands of the United States government, can be quickly spread among the nations marinas, ports, bays, etc. Even without the government funding, Seabins are already scheduled to be sold in Australia. It’s a cheap and quick solution to a problem that’s only ever had concepts for solutions. Sign the petition below to urge the United States government to adopt the project.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Managing Director Goldfuss,

Our oceans are sick and dying. Thousands of underwater habitats have been destroyed, or are being destroyed, yearly. I urge you to adopt the Seabin project and have the United States furthur fund it. The Seabin Project was started by two young Australian men named Pete Ceglinski and Andrew TurtonThey built a bin made of 70%-100% recycled material with a natural fibre catch bag that collects all the garbage in the sea while still sucking water to the very bottom of the bin.

The bin, which is attached to a water pump at the edge of a marina, dock, or boat, will then pump the water through a filter and, once cleaned, back into the oceanThe entire process is extremely simple and the Seabin itself is cost-effective; it’s easy to maintain, works 24/7, and doesn’t cost much to make. Please make a push to use the Seabin to clean up our oceans.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. “The human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future – deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities and the spread of disease.” — The World Watch Institute

  2. CHRISTY GOLDFUSS, Managing Director at the White House Council on Environmental Quality: “When the last tree is cut down,the last fish eaten, and the LAST STREAM POISONED, You Will Realize That YOU CANNOT EAT MONEY.” Please make a push to use the Seabin to clean up our oceans.

  3. Hello – excellent idea but I have an important question I hope you can answer: how do you keep marine life out of the catchbag? Especially when no one is watching.

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