As part of Horizon Mission we have an enormous task on our hands. Without any governmental help, we only relay on supporters like you.
Every donation will help us to clean our planet a little bit more.
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Deployed in the Danube river basin, Think Ocean will work to stop and retrieve the inland plastic from 9 countries before it reaches the ocean, using an evolved Stop at Source Technology. The task is a monumental one, but doing nothing, or simply engaging in talk and planning is not enough, we have to take real action with concrete solution.
1770 miles of river, 9 countries and a discharge of 6400m3/s seems impossible.
We have to try and we have to achieve.
There is no other way to save our planet.
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON THIS MISSION
We are here for three specific reason. First, we are here to support current and future generations to protect the planet, and to work toward undoing as much of the damage that has been done. We do this through clean-ups, as well as education and training programs that are environmental and solution-focused.
Second, we work to develop and deploy technologies that scale solutions faster.
Third, we work to develop circular economy programs that benefit the environment and communities.
Whatever we do, we aim to do in partnership......together, we achieve more, further, faster!
We hope that you'll join us.
Think Ocean’s roots lie with a group of environmentalists who together in 1992, united several organisations (including the International Whaling Commission) towards a common goal; to stop the hunting of whales in the South Pacific, The years of efforts fighting against hunters fleets and convincing governments and states to sign the treaty, led to the creation of an Antarctic Whales Sanctuary – The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (created between 1994 - 1995). Since that day and under different names, the founding members of Think Ocean continued working on environmental projects globally, such as the San Antonio Wildlife Rescue Centre, working in the “El Nino current” Pacific Ocean emergency, and expanded focus to supporting organisations tackling whale hunting, deforestation, wildlife trafficking, conservation, the adoption of CITES treaty of Latin America, and working to establish Ramsar sites globally.
Throughout the years we have worked with several organisations ranging from Greenpeace, Sea Shepherds, The Rainforest Action Network in Brazil, customs agencies in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia, and worked alongside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brazil for the CITES multinational program, United Nations Environment Program, Galapagos Island Conservation Society, Bahamas Plastic Movements and many more. The wildlife rescue centre set up by the original group of activists is now one of the largest wildlife rescue centres in Latin America- the Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is housed by the National History Museum of San Antonio- MUSA.
One of the original founders, having seen the impact of plastic on the oceans, its inhabitants, and the effect on human populations, shifted focus to addressing the plastic crisis. This was how Think Ocean came to be, still working toward the goal of saving the planet but on a different route there.
Although we have been involved in worldwide projects for decades, we are new in the UK and as all start-ups, regardless of the experience that you may have, we need all the possible help to achieve what is needed for the health of our planet.
Most of the plastic in the oceans, earth’s last sink, flows from land. Plastic is carried to sea by major rivers, which act as conveyor belts, picking up more and more rubbish as they move downstream. Once at sea, much of the plastic rubbish remains in coastal waters. But once caught up in ocean currents, it can be transported around the world.
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been lost at sea, abandoned or discarded when they have become damaged.
A seemingly harmless discarded fishing net, left to drift in the ocean can strangle a hapless sea turtle travelling to its nesting ground. Sharks, fish and other marine life all over the world have suffered this fate.
At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments. Which is equivalent to dumping a rubbish truck (1 ton) of plastic into the ocean per minute. Marine species ingest or are entangled by plastic debris, which causes severe injuries and deaths.
There are lots of statistics we could share, but essentially, the problem is one of inadequate sustainability practices.
We have launched new sustainable products that enables people and consumers to play a role in solving the ever-growing problem of ocean plastic. Our products are made from bottles and debris collected from waterways and oceans in countries or areas that lack of formal waste or recycling systems.