Protecting our waters
"Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans."
"The sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself."
"We know that when we protect our oceans, we're protecting our future."
The world’s population is growing and lifestyle expectations are rising as well, so the world’s rate of consumption is growing exponentially. More consumption means more waste. Population growth also means that humankind’s natural environment (the land) is becoming increasingly scarce, so we are increasingly looking to the sea for food security (and even as a place to live).
The problem that we’re creating for ourselves is that non-biodegradable waste gets into the food chain, and renders the environment incapable of supporting life. Compounding the issue: waste in international waters is nobody’s direct accountability.
The solution is not to stop or restrict economic activity – to do so is to restrict innovation, which is our best weapon against the wicked problems that we face today. Rather, we should be catching our waste before tide, wind and currents carry it out to the open ocean. RanMarine’s drones are perfectly designed for this purpose – durable, maneuverable learning machines.
Video: Facts and figures about the scale of the Plastic crisis in our oceans