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Can we save our oceans?

Around eight million tons of plastic enter the marine environment each year, and the figure is set to rise. The Ellen Macarthur Foundation estimates that 311 million tons of plastic were produced in 2014, which will double within 20 years, and projects that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Plastic is a remarkably durable material, with a potential lifespan of centuries. It does not biodegrade, but photodegrades under sunlight, breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces, which attract toxins and heavy metals as they travel on the tides. Plastic is pulled together in the powerful, circling currents of gyres, but it is also found in Arctic ice, washing up on remote islands, and infesting tourist destinations. Over a couple of decades, people have figured out how to dump heaps of junk into the sea. Of the most crushing components of this contamination is that plastics takes a huge number of years to rot. Thus, fish and natural life are getting to be inebriated. Therefore the poisons from the plastics have entered the natural way of life, undermining human wellbeing. In the most dirtied spots in the sea, the mass of plastic surpasses the measure of microscopic fish six times over. This is a substantial bit of proof that leaves the issue of contaminated seas certain. It is disquieting that a greater amount of tidy up exertion is not occurring. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also know as the Pacific Trash Vortex or gyre, is located in the central North Pacific Ocean and is larger than the state of Texas. There are also garbage patches in the Indian and Atlantic ocean. The patches are defined as containing a higher amount of plastic as compared to surrounding oceans. To date, five patches in total have been discovered. Eagle Water Treatment is ready to help you purify your water and protect you and your family from any possible contaminants in your drinking water. Give us a call today and we will be more than happy to visit your home or place of business and provide you with a free water quality evaluation. Call Eagle Water Treatment today at 1-800-363-6365 (Quebec Head office) or 1-866-427-7757 (for Ontario residents).

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