AQUATIKA joins the global campaign “World Aquariums Against Marine Litter”. Like other 70 Aquariums across the world, Aquatika will fill one of their exhibitions with plastic to show the global reality of marine litter.
This summer, millions of visitors across the globe will visit an aquarium. To bring change we must show them the reality of plastic pollution.
The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the upcoming Our Ocean conference (Malta, 5-6 October). Hosted by the European Union for the first time, this high-level international event brings together ocean champions from government, civil society and business.
10 million tonnes of litter end up in the oceans every year. That is one garbage truck per minute, 400 kilos per second. Millions of marine animals die every year because of marine litter, including sea birds, seals, whales, dolphins and turtles. In some areas, micro plastics already outnumber plankton by six to one. And the prospects for the future look grim: by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the seas and 99% of seabirds could have ingested plastic.
Almost one hundred aquariums across 5 continents have joined the campaign, organised by the EU as part of the United Nation’s #CleanSeas campaign.
For regular updates on the campaign please visit ourocean2017.org