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Plastic pollution

 

Each year, 10 tons of plastic are found at the bottom of the oceans. In 80% of the cases in Europe, these wastes come from the human activity on land and are carried by the rivers. Under the effect of light, these macro-wastes are modified into micro plastics polluting our seas and contaminating the food chain.

To protect our oceans, rivers and above all ourselves, it is fundamental to question our habits in terms of consumption and recycling and to reduce our use of single-use plastics. The best waste is the one that is not produced. Watertrek is working on this awareness and provides you with tools to organize your own waste collection along the beaches and banks. These clean-up experiments allow as many people as possible to become aware of the magnitude of this dramatic phenomenon for our aquatic ecosystems and to obtain a quantification of the phenomenon through counting.

PADDLE & PLANT

 

Global warming

 

The bodies of water on earth play a fundamental role in the thermal regulation of the globe and it is now compromised by global warming. The mangrove ecosystem has the particularity of recycling 5 times more carbon than a traditional forest, and thus makes it possible to effectively offset our carbon footprint and the effects of global warming. This is why Watertrek wanted to invest in the protection of this coastal environment.

The association now has its own growing area within the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar and will soon be proposing a virtual tool for calculating footprint and replanting on its site. You can finance the mangrove culture and follow their growth. Regular SUP expeditions are planned to discover this ecosystem whose preservation is everyone’s business.

PADDLE & PURIFY

 

Micro plastics

 

Macro-plastic wastes drained from the continents to the sea are transformed by light into tiny fragments. Knowledge of micro plastics – which contaminates the food chain and compromises the health of ecosystems and ours – is still in its infancy. Watertrek invites adventurers and paddlers to contribute to research in this area by filtering during their SUP sessions using a Manta net adapted to our boats. Other data such as temperature, Ph, oxygen level etc … could also be measured and shared on our platform soon online.

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