Trash vortex, how can we make a difference?

The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish, marine mammals, and birds who get snared. Some plastics in the gyre will not break down in the lifetimes of the grandchildren of the people who threw them away. Something needs to be done to stop this.


10 million tonnes of plastic that we produce each year ends up in the sea, about 20% of this comes from ships  and platforms. Managing your trash on board of ships and platforms can start to make a difference in cleaning up the ocean. Delitek sincerely believe that we are making the difference by providing ships and offshore with good management waste systems.

We are fully aware that plastic has an enormous impact on the sea and it’s wildlife. It has been estimated that over a million sea-birds and one hundred thousand marine mammals and sea turtles are killed each year by ingestion of plastics or entanglement.


There are many more institutions that are trying to make the difference and raise awareness for this cause, please help Greenpeace by signing this petition they have started to try and protect 40% of the world’s ocean.

Marine Reserves now! Sign the Petition