ONE EARTH - ONE OCEAN E.V.
Every year, more than 10 million tons of waste go into the oceans, up to 80 percent of which have their origin on land, about three quarters of which are made of plastic. Today, more than 150 million tonnes of plastic waste are in the oceans worldwide. By 2050, according to UN studies, the weight of plastic waste could surpass that of fish in the world's oceans. Plastic waste has a lifespan of up to 450 years and ultimately reaches the food chain as micro-plastic (tiny particles) through ingesting fish. In doing so, plastic in the oceans does not only harm the fragile ecosystem but in particular also humans. The urgency to solve the problem of plastic waste in the oceans, should now be aware of everyone. One Earth - One Ocean e.V.'s goal is to free waters around the world from plastic garbage, oil and chemicals with special bulk carriers. The multi-stage concept of "Maritime garbage disposal" envisages collecting plastic garbage with special garbage collection vessels designed by us and then recycling it or converting it into oil. In addition, the association is involved nationally and internationally in the elimination of oil in water, research into the spread of microplastics in the sea as well as educational, educational work and documentation on marine littering. One Earth - One Ocean eV stands for: • Cleaning of waters worldwide • Research into the spread of microplastics in waters • Reconnaissance and education projects on marine litter • Documentation of international scientific studies on marine litter • Limiting waste of resources In 2013 One Earth - One Ocean eV became His concept of Maritime Garbage Collection was awarded the prestigious GreenTec Award 2013, Europe's largest environmental and business award. In 2016, she was nominated for the Federal Ecodesign Award, the highest honor for ecological design in Germany. Finally, in 2018, the club was nominated for the Ocean Tribute Award by Prince Albert II of Monaco, who honors the most innovative and sustainable marine conservation ideas. In March 2019, OEOO was awarded the Special Prize of the Gruner & Jahr SPA AWARD 2019.