How can we clean up the accumulated plastic in our oceans?

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How can we clean up the accumulated plastic in our oceans? by Mind Map: How can we clean up the accumulated plastic in our oceans?

1. Password:Plastic18

2. The biggest source of pollution in the ocean is directly from land based source

3. Pollution

3.1. What dangers does it pose for us and the environment?

3.1.1. How does this affect our environment and the organisms in it?

3.1.2. How does it affect us? We are not only contaminating the ocean and it's living species. We are also contaminating the entire food chain We ingest harmful chemical seafood, including mercury. Mercury is a poisonous element that can harm the nervous system. Polluted water transfer water-borne diseases and toxic chemicals

3.1.3. The industrial waste dumped into the rivers and other oceans causes an imbalance in the water leading to it's severe contamination and death of living species

3.2. Is it just plastic?

3.2.1. plastic bags, glass bottles, shoe packaging materials

3.3. What else is in our oceans?

3.3.1. Fertilizer runoff from farms and lawns, oil spills, sewage disposals, toxic chemicals

3.4. Microplastics

3.5. How does it end up in our oceans?

3.5.1. Why are we letting this happen?

3.5.2. How can we prevent it from happening?

4. Solutions

4.1. Netting the plastic

4.1.1. Is there a more efficient way to do this?

4.1.2. What other solutions are there?

4.1.3. How long would this take?

4.1.4. Is this a reasonable solution?

4.2. Reduce the use of plastic

4.2.1. What can be a substitute for plastic? Reusable Bags Paper Bags

4.2.2. Is this a viable solution?

4.2.3. Who already is reducing the use of plastic?

4.3. Use as fuel

4.3.1. How much would it cost?

4.3.2. Is this a viable solution?

4.3.3. Who is already using plastic as a fuel?

4.3.4. Will the smoke that's being produced harm anyone or anything

4.4. Recycling

4.4.1. Is this a viable solution?

4.4.2. How do we get more people to recycle?

4.4.3. Put more recycling bins next to trash bins in public areas

4.4.4. Educate more people about the dangers of pollution and what it can do to our planet

4.5. Speak to companies

4.5.1. Educate them on the damages

4.5.2. Offer other substitutes for plastic

4.5.3. Send them emails/letters

4.6. Create advertisements

4.6.1. Set up a social media account about plastic pollution and how it's damaging our environment Create short videos or short clips about pollution

4.6.2. Have posters put up everywhere

4.6.3. Have people handing out pamphlets

4.7. Build Blockades/Filters

4.7.1. Have filters in the sewage systems that will separate plastics and other trash in one sewage system. THen have water going another sewage system

4.7.2. At the end of every sewage pipe that leads into the ocean, build a mesh basket thing so that we can easily pick up those plastics/trash that would probably build up while letting the water run through

5. Causes

5.1. Companies

5.1.1. Stores People Natural Causes Littering Sewage Run Off Money

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7. Mission Statement

7.1. values

7.1.1. we value living species and the oceans

7.2. motivation

7.2.1. Our groups motivation is to make sure that living species are not in danger and the ocean is not contaminated with plastics and chemicals

7.3. target audience

7.3.1. our audience we target is adults because they can understand that polllution is endangering our sea

8. Why is it in our oceans?

8.1. What are they?

8.2. How can we prevent more plastic from entering our oceans?

8.3. Do we have any solutions?

9. Who is causing this?

9.1. Is there a substitute for what they're using plastic for?

9.1.1. Reusable bags

9.1.2. Paper bags

9.2. Companies Create the Plastics that are Polluting

9.2.1. Toy Factories

9.3. Stores give out plastics to their customers and the customers later throw away these platics that pollute the oceans

9.3.1. People should bring their resusable bags

9.4. People Cause Pollution in General

9.4.1. Kids Kids is the 2nd group people that litter. They litter because they don't know what it does to the earth, and there probably weren't any trash bins around and if their parents see them holding that bit of trash for hours, that kid will probably get scoldings

9.4.2. Teens Teens are 1 out of the 2 groups that litter a lot. They litter because they try to be cool and rebellious and just do because they probably are lazy

9.4.3. Adults They are less likely to litter because they understand more about what it does to earth

9.4.4. tourist Some tourists have think that every single tourist attraction have janitors or have people to clean their mess up like they're their slaves, so they just go and leave their crap behind .

9.5. How can we prevent them from making more trash?

9.5.1. Use Trash Bins

9.5.2. Recycling

9.6. Industrial pollutants in the ocean are pipelines and transportation accidents, leaking underground storage tanks, and activities at ports and harbors

10. How can we stop plastic from destroying our environment?

10.1. Clean it up before they sink under water

10.1.1. How long would it take?

10.1.2. How Would we do this?

10.1.3. Can we clean the oceans up in time before any marine life gets harmed

10.2. Find ways to block the plastics before they reach the oceans

10.2.1. How would we create these blockades?

10.2.2. How much would it cost to build these recycling centers? The startup investment required is around $25,000

10.2.3. If we create blockades how much would it cost and would they also affect marine life

10.3. Create more recycling centers and more incentive to recycle

10.4. Reduce the use of plastic

10.5. Educate people of the dangers it poses to our environment

10.5.1. How would we do this? Do a PSA Have billboards and signs that mention these issues Create an online ad about ocean pollution Make a video about what pollution is doing to our oceans and how its affecting marine life

11. Vision

11.1. People will be able to enjoy the oceans

11.1.1. People will be able to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and continue for generations to come

11.2. Sea life won't be harrmed

11.2.1. Sea creatures such as turtles won't choke on plastic and other materials

12. Links

12.1. Instagram

12.2. Facebook

12.3. Twitter