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[3 minutes commentary]What is the marine plastic problem? Commentary with examples! | Sports for Social

What is marine plastic?Plastic waste that drifts into the ocean from our daily lives and economic activities, or is dumped directly into the ocean or rivers.Refers to. In recent years, various countries and companies have been working on this issue. This time, I will explain the causes of such marine plastic problems with examples.

What is the marine plastic problem?

Various countries and companies have said that plastic products are durable and long-lasting, and once they flow into the sea, they are hardly decomposed and adversely affect the ecosystem of marine organisms and our lives. It is working. Let’s see what exactly is the problem.

  • Life-threatening marine organisms (fish, marine mammals, seabirds, etc.)
  • Loss of biodiversity and environmental protection functions due to impacts on ecosystems
  • Decrease in catch (adverse effect on fishery)
  • Deterioration of landscape due to marine plastic waste (adverse effect on tourism)
  • Long-term effects on the human body by ingesting fish and shellfish that incorporate plastic components

Plastic trash

Causes of marine plastic problems

There are many causes for marine plastic problems, but the main ones are increased production of plastic products, littering and improper disposal.
especially,80% of marine plastic leaked from landSo, most of the areas that generate the plastic waste are Asian countries,Japan is also a factorIt has become.

When it comes to marine plastic pollution, it is often imagined that littering on the shore, but rather than throwing garbage directly into the sea, plastic bags and straws that have been thrown away somewhere are from the landfill site. It may be washed away by the rain, flow into the river, and eventually drift into the sea.

Mr. Hanyu

Lifesaving for garbage picking-Why Ambition22 supports athletes-Do you know the sport called “Life Saving Sports”? Lifesaving is an activity aimed at eliminating waterside accidents, and mainly performs monitoring and rescue. Lifesaving sports are the sublimation of that training and skills into competition. Naotake Hanyu (hereinafter referred to as Hanyu), a former Japanese national football team who launched Ambition22 Co., Ltd., supports athletes and careers as one of their businesses. The athlete, Ayako Tanaka (hereinafter referred to as Tanaka), is a lifesaving sports player. We asked these two people about the reason for the establishment of Ambition22, the “Ambition Club” that started in January 2022, and the appeal of lifesaving sports. …

Countermeasures for marine plastic problems

Currently, the use of disposable plastic products is being banned one after another in regions and companies around the world. For example, plastic straws at restaurants have become paper straws, plastic shopping bags have been charged, and “by weight” shops that do not require the use of disposable containers are popular, especially in Europe.

In Japan as well, the charge for plastic shopping bags began in July 2020. The government has positioned this initiative as an opportunity to review people’s lifestyles, rather than radically reducing domestic plastic waste.

Shiga Lakestars

“L-STARs” by Shiga Lakestars “easy to understand for local people”Basketball B League Shiga Lakestars is working on its own SDGs program “L-STARs” that expands and reorganizes the community contribution and social contribution activities that it has been working on so far. From the story of Director Sawai (hereinafter Sawai) and Mr. Inoue (hereinafter Inoue) in charge of training and academy, the value of activities that have been “continued” as a matter of course and the club’s policy with an eye on the “future”. I was able to ask. …

what we can do

So what can we do to deal with the marine plastics problem?

  • Separate and dispose of garbage according to local rules
  • Do not litter garbage
  • Recycle
  • Bring my bottle / bag
  • Use refillable detergent
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