Norway Announces Its Plan To Clean Plastic Waste and Litter From The Ocean
Pollution is one of the most serious concerns that the world is facing in the present times and our oceans, seas and rivers are also affected by it. The aquatic animals are losing their lives because of the irresponsible behavior of human beings as they are consistently engaged in throwing or dropping litter in the water bodies.
These water bodies are not just a medium of transportation but they are also a source of water and food for us and they also play an important role in our ecosystem. Many nations of the world have understood that we can’t survive without keeping our water bodies clean but there is a need to instill the sense of urgency about this matter in the minds of everyone before it’s too late.
1Importance of oceans for humans
Oceans are very important for human as they are not just a source of food but they also release 50% of the world’s oxygen and also absorb the harmful carbon-di-oxide almost 50 times more that what the atmosphere absorbs. The ocean also provides us with many herbs which have medicinal properties that are used to cure many diseases such as heart diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, arthritis, etc.
2The situation is grim
Last year, a whale got stranded on Norway’s coastline and when the scientists opened up her stomach, what they found was pounds of plastic scrap and some plastic bags. This was a clear indication that we humans are killing the aquatic animals by dumping our plastic waste in the oceans.
3The bigger picture
The whale incident was more than enough to wake up anyone and make him understand the gravity of situation but if still, someone is not able to realize the problem then let us show the bigger picture. Almost 13 million tons of plastic waste is absorbed by the oceans every year and it needs to stop soon otherwise it will be impossible for the aquatic animals to survive.
4Norway is showing the way to the world
Norway is among the highly developed countries and the most beautiful countries of the world. They have a strong economy which is mainly dependent on oil and gas sector and other industries which contribute significantly are shipbuilding, shipping and aquaculture. They are very much concerned about the environment and understand its importance in reference to healthy living.
5Norway has devised a plan
The government of Norway is planning to take some measures to clean the oceans and remove all the garbage content. The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg has made an announcement regarding a plan for cleaning the ocean, the total budget which is $200 million and the time period is 4 years.