Cleaning the Ocean

I am passionate about preserving wildlife in the ocean. Hundreds of fish, turtles, and sea creatures are killed every day from trash that's in the ocean. I have previously heard about a large floating island of trash in the northern Pacific Ocean, which is harmful to ocean life. I hope that there will be a day in the near future to where there is little to no trash in the Pacific Ocean, and I hope that I can be a part of the effort to save it.

Some ways we can all help improve pollution is by reducing how much plastics we use and throw away. We can start by using biodegradable materials instead of plastics. Biodegradable materials will break down over time unlike plastic materials. If more people recycle, the pollution levels will go down.  Recycling is one way to reduce the amount of plastic we manufacture, while putting what has already been made to alternative uses. If we stop to think about how much single use plastic materials (such as water bottles and plastic bags) we use, we can try to reduce the amounts we use each day. The next time you go to the store, ask for paper bags that are biodegradable instead of using harmful plastic bags.

The Ocean Cleanup is designing and developing cleanup systems to clean up what is already polluting our oceans and to intercept plastic on its way to the ocean via rivers. The Ocean Cleanup is developing a passive ocean cleanup technology, that moves with the currents – just like the plastic – to catch it. By deploying a fleet of systems, The Ocean Cleanup has estimated to be able to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch every five years.  By doing this it will greatly help the ocean and make it a better place for sea life and people.

All of the donations I receive will be going to this organization, The Ocean Cleanup, https://theoceancleanup.com/oceans/

Thank you for your support. 

Nick Van Riper

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Ruth Cornell 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Alison Arnold 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Nick Van Riper 
Organizer
Concord, CA
Doug Van Riper 
Beneficiary
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