Cleaning Water all over the World

Cleaning Water all over the world is absolutely essential and we need to work on a personal, community, national and global level to stop making the problem worse and start making it better!  Water is the issue of our time and we must address it as so and take much more drastic actions than we have been.

Watch a video explain the process of removing plastic

Cleaning Up our Oceans

Visit www.theoceancleanup.com to read up on the details for their solution for cleaning water. Congratulations to Boyan Slat, the brilliant young man who came up with this simple but ingenious way to remove tons of floating garbage from the ocean.  A huge barrier captures large amounts of floating plastic and debris driven by current and removing it from the water.  It then travels up a conveyor build where it is directed and collected.  This is really an exciting project. See More on the Ocean Clean Up.

It seems it is becoming more and more important to rid the oceans of plastic now that know that some plastics are breaking down. Read ‘Ocean Confetti, the challenge of micro-plastics’ published by http://thekidshouldseethis.com/ to find out more on the perils of plastic.

Plastics that are not readily recyclable -#3(pvc), #4(ldpe), #5(pp), #6(ps), #7 (other)

Introduction to Water Quality

Clean water one glass at a time with Lifestraw – facebook.com/lifestraw

’10 Things you can do to save the ocean’ by National Geographic

The Pasteurization Technology Group provides unique, patented “2 for 1” disinfection and energy solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

National Post: One small Canadian charity helps people in 88 countries every year and that number is growing

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.

Cleaning Water in BC

The Seabin Project for Cleaner Oceans vacuums the water. This is another brilliant idea to clean up oceans, lakes, and rivers.

indiegogo.com/projects/cleaning-the-oceans-one-marina-at-a-time

Seabin Project – For Cleaner Oceans – Video of Divers cleaning up the seafloor

Converting Plastic to Fuel

www.reefcheck.org– People monitoring the reefs to help protect them.

FreeThink.com: The world’s first lab-grown coral could help save the ocean reefs … new possibilities for research and reef regeneration.

The Pasteurization Technology Group provides unique, patented “2 for 1” disinfection and energy solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan