Environmental Pollution

Pollution occurs in all habitats, land, sea, fresh water and in the atmosphere, occurring when the environment cannot process and neutralize harmful by-products of human activities.   Run off from fields, CSOs, pollution that finds a way into the river courses and oceans.  Discarded litter that finds its way into drains, to the river and ultimately to the ocean.

There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea (stats taken from National Geographic)

 The Wave Conference heard from  Andrew Cotton, Professor Richard Thompson and Miranda Krestovnicoff.   How do we take the overwhelming stats and break that down into smaller parts, to motivate individuals, businesses, organisations and communities to make positive changes and to tackle the global problem at a local community level.