Saturday, 3 December 2011

trash travels/global garbage

Hi Sylvie, wie versprochen habe ich ein Foto mit einer internationalen Müllkollektion gemacht. Teilnehmer sind - neben Deutschland an erster Stelle - Dänemark, Schweden, Russland, Litauen, Polen, Großbritannien, Niederlande, Italien, USA, Südostasien. Mit Abstand am meisten findet man Lebensmittelverpackungen. Von der Milchtüte bis zum Bonbonpapier.

It is a collection of global trash in the baltic sea - from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Latvija, Poland, - baltic states - but also from UK, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, USA, and South Asia.
(Sylvie is a student and she is going to become a master of marine litter! Isn´t that great?)

4 comments:

  1. How sad to see all of this litter. So good that Sylvie is going to master in it though! Pruxxx

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  2. What does a master of marine litter do?

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  3. She is studying marine biology and is doing some research on marine litter in the baltic sea, on the beaches, in birds nests...

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  4. Hey you,

    within the scope of my diploma thesis in Ecology I work on the topic of "marine and coastal litter on German beaches of the Baltic Sea". It means I analyse data about amount of stranded beach litter (type of items, weight, volume, trends) of different beaches and to suggest a standardized monitoring method. Another aspect are model simulations of ship traffic, so I try to find out where to find hotspots of litter accumulations. A third aspect concerns the ecological impacts of litter in nests of the great cormorant.
    If you find/have any interesting data/statistics about the topic, please inform me.

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