Over 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. 5,000 people die each day due to dirty drinking water.
14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.
Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.
People who live in places with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer than people who live in less-polluted areas.
Recycling and composting prevented 85 million tons of material away from being disposed of in 2010, up from 18 million tons in 1980.
This site is built to raise awareness about saving the ocean due to the rise in water contamination around the world.Facts
You can help
Conserve water by turning off the tap when running water is not necessary. This helps prevent water shortages and reduces the amount of contaminated water that needs treatment.
Don’t throw paints, oils or other forms of litter down the drain.
Take great care not to overuse pesticides and fertilisers. This will prevent runoffs of the material into nearby water sources.
By having more plants in your garden you are preventing fertiliser, pesticides and contaminated water from running off into nearby water sources.
Don’t throw litter into rivers, lakes or oceans.
Help identify, report and stop polluters. Join a local clean water or environmental group that monitors industries and sewage treatment plants that are discharging wastes.
Help clean up any litter you see on beaches or in rivers and lakes, make sure it is safe to collect the litter and put it in a nearby dustbin.