creates global awareness for an obvious goal:

cleaning up the poisonous plastic mess we make.


"ACTION" Project 2012-2020

Captain Manfred Reicher founder - chairman


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in Cooperation with
"ALBATROSS" anti Plastic Pollution "Action" Project 2012-2020

Coordinators Albatross Brazil :
Dr Luiz Eduardo Cheida
* Médico, deputado estadual, secretário do Meio Ambiente do Paraná. Membro titular do Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente e do Conselho Nacional de Recursos Hídricos. Premiado pela ONU por seus projectos ambientais.
* Doctor, State representative, Secretary for the environment of Paraná. Member of the National Council for the environment and the national water resources Council. Awarded by the UN for its environmental projects.

Coordinators Albatross Brazil :
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Mrs Elma Nery “I am engaged in this project, because as an environmentalist and activist is the most precious and important project for the planet, because we depend on the oceans to have air to breathe and the ocean to die because of pollution from plastics, chemicals, or our planet will perish. The era of "anthropogenic", not geological, the man-made has already started and still have time to tell it. I speak not as fatalistic, but as an unfortunate reality that we see daily. This issue is being monitored by several scientists worldwide and clean seas is the responsibility of each person on the planet. This is the biggest environmental work already proposed at all times and need human help, even small actions, but mainly citizenship and love for nature and the ocean. elma”

Eng.Elma Romanó *
* Environmental, agricultural engineer,
master in soil science


Operação Verão irá focar coleta e destinação do lixo marinho e urbano source ~ jpg Denis Ferreira Netto

* 20/08/2013 The proper disposal of solid waste and marine will be the focus of the actions of the State Government on the Coast in the summer season . The information was given by the Secretary of State for the Environment and Water Resources , Luiz Eduardo Cheida , during the First Conference on Marine Debris held on Tuesday ( 20 ) , in Paranagua .
Unprecedented event in Paraná , the conference brought together about 400 people, including residents of the seven counties of the Coast of Paraná and 15 Islands . They presented their proposals for the collection and disposal of city destinations and marine .
" The focus of the environmental agencies of the State Government for the summer operation will be the proper disposal of solid waste ," said Cheida . " We will work jointly to make the municipalities deem continuity to environmental education , reverse logistics , collection and disposal of waste throughout the year , "said the secretary.
He stressed that the generation of waste during the summer growing about 10 % every year and the problem of garbage accumulation in the islands needs to be solved . " There is a need for us to change radically the administration Islands with regard to the issue of removal of waste . Unable to produce junk and accumulating the environment until next summer operation ," said Cheida .
The Department of the Environment , Institute of Water and Environmental Institute of Paraná are working to that garbage is removed from the islands on a regular basis , as well as in the continent. In January 2012 were removed 25 tons of garbage Islands and parts that were accumulated Superagui two years ago .
ORIGIN OF GARBAGE - The oceanographer Paulo Fernando Garreta Harkot , master in public health and epidemiology and Marine Debris Project Coordinator at Santos , said that 80 % of the waste found at sea are generated on land . That is, the people in the cities . " Only 20 % of the waste found in the sea comes from ships, oil and fishing activities . Garbage which is on the streets today , tomorrow may be at sea ," said oceanographer .
According Harkot , it is estimated that every day receive the Brazilian oceans 1 million people , resulting in the generation of thousand pounds of garbage per day. The data are part of the Marine Litter Project , coordinated by the specialist . The study also reports that plastic is the main type of residue found in the oceans .
Among the problems caused by waste are risks to health and safety of people and animals , economic losses to the fishing activity , increased cost for cleaning the beaches , high costs for animal rescue and risk to bathers .
Garreta Harkot Paul , who has worked with coastal management in several states, directed the technical Paraná to include the culture of entrepreneurship and technological innovation in research on marine solid waste . " The Paraná already excels in environmental actions on the national scene . Regarding the marine litter is important to characterize , measure , collect, informing the population and curb the improper disposal of waste in public policy," said the expert.
During the Conference was distributed a publication produced by the Association Mar Brazil and Laboratory of Ecology and Conservation UFPR on the integration of Parana fishing with conservation of dolphins , porpoises and sea turtles .
CONFERENCE - The coordinator of environmental education Environmental Secretariat , Paulo Roberto Castella , said the aim of the conference is to find alternatives to solve the problem of marine debris and also put the issue on the national agenda . " The proposals of Free Conference on Marine Debris will be forwarded by the Paraná National Environment Conference " , reinforces Castella .
Attended the Conference in Paranaguá representatives Institute Partners Sea and Surf Safe Project , Centre for Marine Studies UFPR , Environmental Institute of Paraná ( IAP ) , State College of Philosophy , Sciences and Letters of Paranagua , Brazil Institute Sea , Navy of Brazil , schools , universities and communities of the Coast .

*October 24 - 27, 2013 : The delegation of Paraná will propose at 4th National Conference of Environment, the proposals on the coastal marine litter become public policy


The delegation of Paraná will propose at the 4th National Conference of Environment that the proposals on the coastal marine litter become public policy . This Saturday (Oct 12th ) was celebrated the Day of the Sea
A national conference held between 24 and 27 October in Brasilia . Among the proposals conferences municipal and State Environmental Conference held in Parana , there are the suggestions in the First Conference on Marine Debris , held in August , in Paranagua .

The intention is that the actions against marine litter from becoming public policy and not just government policies , ie they see laws that must be met regardless of the will of the rulers .

Income - Among the proposals made by about 400 people , representatives of the seven counties , the conference proposed policies to generate employment , employment and income , as tax incentives for sustainable farming and mariculture ventures working with recycling in addition to support rural communities and traditional

Ships - were also suggested creating tax on ships docking at Brazilian ports projects aimed at conservation and restoration of the marine environment , submission of environmental auditing techniques ships before docking , mandatory separate collection systems on vessels transport \ tourism and marinas , besides the presentation of Brazilian environmental legislation manning of ships .

Waste Management - Participants collected the preparation of Plans of Municipal Solid Waste Management , encouraging public and private entities in their plans and also create a specific plan for the street vendors operating in the littoral. Participants also suggested encouraging the development of research on the waste cycle , advertising campaigns and educational materials on the topic .

Data from the Department of Territorial Zoning Management for Coastal Environment Ministry show that plastics, metals, glass , waste and fishing boats , building materials , hazardous materials (such as hospital waste ) are among the major residues found in the sea. Studies also show that about 14 billion tons of garbage are dumped , intentionally or not , in the oceans every year and most are found on the coast .

Costa Paraná - Paraná The coast is 90 kilometers long and covers six counties seafront and is considered one of the most pristine areas of the Brazilian coast . The state is home to two of the 18 priority areas for marine conservation in the country - the Lagoon estuarine complex of Paranaguá and Coastal Plain Guaratuba .

The state also occupies a prominent position on the national scene due to the creation of the National Marine Park of the Island of corrals and have your zoning of marine areas completed . The Paraná concentrated marine ecosystems of high biodiversity , such as mangroves , beaches , salt marshes , salt marshes , rocky shores and underwater habitats .

Source : Gabriela Siqueira / Ceres Battistelli - Secretary of State for the Environment (SEMA / PR )
Photo : Appa
Edition : Mail Litoral.com

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Rio closes its massive Jardim Gramacho dump
By JENNY BARCHFIELD - The Associated Press
One of the world's largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living sorting through the debris by hand, will close this weekend after 34 years in malodorous service.

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Stephen, Hambrick, ALBATROSS

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