Interview with Maritime NZ

I’ve been conducting a series of short interviews with ocean pollution related organisations. Read on to see what Maritime New Zealand had to say!

  1. What is Maritime NZ doing to help the plastic pollution issue?

Maritime NZ regulates commercial ships and enforces international rules for these ships which include waste disposal. For garbage, including plastics – there is a ban on any disposal into the ocean, except for food waste that is ground up very small.

We also educate recreational boaties to take any waste home with them, not disposing of it on the water.

  1.  What is one tip you would like to share about ocean pollution mitigation?

For recreational boaties: Bag it, bring it back, bin it!

For more information about where ocean plastic pollution comes from, this is a great article: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/10/10-rivers-causing-95-pct-of-ocean-plastic-pollution.html

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