Free waste disposal for Ships in the Ports of the North Sea

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Whales starving to death on a full stomach because they have eaten indigestible plastic, Seabirds strangling on fishing nets .

 

Garbage and lost fishing Gear are  a danger to Wildlife : Seabirds often get caught in lost fishing nets , Seals, gray seals,whales,  porpoises and numerous fish species can also become victims of our civilization waste.

1,300 plastic objects on average per square kilometer - this is the bottom of the North Sea.

In addition to tourism, shipping and fishing are the main causes of garbage pollution in the North Sea.

Up to 600,000 cubic meters of rubbish are now likely to be found on the seabed of the little overcrowded sea, which is already overused, and it is increasing every day.

Many captains simply throw their plastic waste into the sea instead of disposing of it in the port. The effects of the litter are serious, the penalties ridiculous. There would be a simple solution.

Waste disposal in many ports is chargeable.

In fact, the problem is dramatic. More and more garbage gets into the sea and since it is mostly made of plastic, it disintegrates over time into microscopic parts that can penetrate the food chain.

Even though the problem is pressing, politicians have so far failed to implement a simple and often required measure: to finally make waste disposal in the ports of the North Sea free of charge.

 

Waste disposal in ports is a cost factor. In the port of Hamburg, disposal ships collect the garbage directly from the ships. However, the port fees only include the delivery of one cubic meter of garbage. Each additional cubic meter costs 150 euros. With a large freighter, this can quickly be a disposal fee of 1000 euros - only for household-like waste. A lot of money that can be saved through illegal disposal.

The Baltic Sea region shows that there is another way, where most ports follow a recommendation of the intergovernmental Helcom Commission from 2007 and do not collect for waste disposal.

The demand for free disposal in the port is old. But when the EU regulated waste disposal in 2000, it rejected the proposal.


I request:


-Free waste disposal for ships in the ports of the North Sea

-Regular cleaning actions of the North Sea beaches

-More controls on the ships and harsher penalties

- Supporting communities in the fight against plastic

- Ban senseless plastic packaging, rethink the packaging industry

-Support for  zerowaste, plasticfree Supermarkets

- Ban on plastic bags
 

Please sign and share the Petition! Thank you so much!

 

 

 

What you can do:

-please dont use plastic Bags and plastic straws

-use biodegradable bags

-Shop plasticfree, zerowaste : https://www.bepakt.com/

-Most importantly take your rubbish home, dispose of it responsibly, do not leave on our beaches to get washed into the sea.

DON'T BUY BOTTLED WATER: You don't need it. A good quality reusable bottle that you can fill with tap water or filtered water is much kinder to the environment and your wallet.

-USE REUSABLE PRODUCE BAGS: Avoid fruit and vegetables wrapped in plastic and take your own reusable produce bags. A single plastic produce bag can take more than 1000 years to degrade.

-TAKE A KEEP CUP: Take away coffee cups are lined with plastic and often can't be recycled. Take your own coffee cup or have a sit-down coffee using the cafe's mugs.

-PACK A PLASTIC FREE LUNCHBOX

-GET RID OF PLASTIC FOOD WRAP: A good set of glass or stainless steel containers will pretty much eliminate any need for plastic food wrap.

-REUSE AND REFILL: Instead of buying a whole new container of shampoo, body wash, or kitchen spray, take your old plastic bottle for a refill. At The Source Bulk Foods, we offer refills on all of these products.

-How to make your Bathroom Plastic freehttp://thekindplanet.com/blog/2017/4/19/22-plastic-free-bathroom-alternatives?fbclid=IwAR2alF0iEMf5EFfS-U4EztH9afmBehsUwPNUP33qu9eYrTtSyQUU_lFOja8   #plasticfree #bathroom #plasticwaste #plasticpollution  #wastefree #ocean #livewithoutplastic

-How to make your Kitchen Plastic freehttps://mightynest.com/articles/7-easy-steps-to-a-plastic-free-kitchen #plasticfree #kitchen

Video:

https://youtu.be/5Xfs6PVTnVU

 

 

 

List of plasticfree  zero waste Onlineshops:

https://lifewithoutplastic.com/plastic-free-essentials/

https://www.avocadostore.de/plastikfrei-leben

https://www.zerowastefamilie.de/unverpackt-einkaufen

 

 

 

 

 

Please write to Politicans: call for free waste disposal in the ports of the Northsea

Emailadresses:

poststelle@bmu.bund.de,poststelle@bmel.bund.de,mail@bundestag.de,kah@cdu.de,fraktion@cducsu.de,parteivorstand@spd.de,info@v-partei.de,post@staedtetag.de,kontakt@partei-fuer-die-tiere.de,info@gruene.de,poststelle@@bmg.bund.de,info@fdp.de,bundesgeschaeftsstelle@die-linke.de,landesleitung@csu-bayern.de,sekretariat@tierschutzpartei.de,ec-president-vdl@ec.europa.eu,info@hafen-hamburg.de,hcc@portofrotterdam.com,info@cuxhaven-gmbh.de,office@bremenports.de,hafengebuehren@brhv@bremenports.de,poststelle@mu.niedersachsen.de,info@nports.de,info@jadeweserport.de,scheepsafval@portofamsterdam.com, portoffice@portofamsterdam.com,bergen.havnevesen@ bergenhavn.no,property.office@doverport.co.uk, mauritz.brons@seaport-emden.de, milieumeldpunt@rud-zeeland.nl,corporate.affairs@pla.co.uk,ingvar.m.mathisen@oslohavn.no , info@portofzeebrugge.be

 

Sample Letter:

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

1,300 plastic objects on average per square kilometer - this is the bottom of the North Sea.

There is a danger to Wildlife : Seabirds often get caught in lost fishing nets . But not only seabirds are affected in the marine areas . Seals, gray seals,whales,  porpoises and numerous fish species can also become victims of our civilization waste.

 

In addition to tourism, shipping and fishing are the main causes of garbage pollution in the North Sea. Up to 600,000 cubic meters of rubbish are now likely to be found on the seabed of the little overcrowded sea, which is already overused, and it is increasing every day.

Many captains simply throw their plastic waste into the sea instead of disposing of it in the port. The effects of the litter are serious, the penalties ridiculous. There would be a simple solution.

Waste disposal in many ports is chargeable.

In fact, the problem is dramatic. More and more garbage gets into the sea and since it is mostly made of plastic, it disintegrates over time into microscopic parts that can penetrate the food chain.

Even though the problem is pressing, politicians have so far failed to implement a simple and often required measure: to finally make waste disposal in the ports of the North Sea free of charge.

Politicians shift responsibilities to one another - or they are unsuspecting.


Waste disposal in ports is a cost factor. In the port of Hamburg, disposal ships collect the garbage directly from the ships. However, the port fees only include the delivery of one cubic meter of garbage. Each additional cubic meter costs 150 euros. With a large freighter, this can quickly be a disposal fee of 1000 euros - only for household-like waste. A lot of money that can be saved through illegal disposal.

The Baltic Sea region shows that there is another way, where most ports follow a recommendation of the intergovernmental Helcom Commission from 2007 and do not collect for waste disposal.

I request:-Free waste disposal for ships in the ports of the North Sea

-Regular cleaning actions of the North Sea beaches

-More controls on the ships and harsher penalties

- Supporting comjmunities in the fight against plastics

- Ban senseless plastic packaging, rethink the packaging industry

-Support for new openings of zerowaste, plasticfree shops

- Ban on plastic bags

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links: https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niedersachsen/Nordsee-1300-Plastikteile-pro-Quadratkilometer,plastik494.html

https://www.nabu.de/natur-und-landschaft/meere/muellkippe-meer/11961.html

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/illegale-entsorgung-muell-ueber-bord-1.1958609