Plastic pollution in Baltic Sea

People behind Li Yachts have strong commitment to marine conservation. Focusing to simple straight-forward actions by which we all can be part of the change and start today.

Oceans have plastic garbage patches but in Baltic Sea region we have our own local scale marine plastic pollution problem. Maybe during this coming boating season you can bring to land more trash than you produced yourself?

It’s time to rethink boater’s old principle of neutral impact to nature. As an improvement to manner of leaving zero plastic waste behind – you can leave even a positive impact.

In the picture below our catch during Earth Day 2018 with plastic pollution theme. Collecting plastic trash on an island.

Plastic pollution in Baltic Sea

Spring in Baltic Sea

Just over a week ago we had still ice. Today the harbour was free.

Rushing to all favourite islands before the protection time for nesting seabirds begins.

Here you can see how it was just a week ago. You can hear the sounds of first eiders that have just gathered on nearby islets.

And today a week later.

Season has started – time to breath again. More.

Spring has come to Baltic Sea

Tall Ships Races 2017 participants in Hanko

After working full day on Li it was a pleasure to take a walk alongside of vessels participating the Tall Ships Races 2017. Ships are on their way to Turku and can be visited there 20.-23.7.2017.

In the first picture S/Y Merisissi, the sea scout training vessel under Finnish flag. Designed by German Frers jr. built 1981-82. Her aluminium hull of course catched my interest!

Collecting plastic trash out of the shores

We tend to collect plastic trash out of shorelines of nearby Baltic Sea islands during the day trips. The most common items are small pieces of plastic which are parts of objects that are perished by the effect of UV-rays and have finally been broken into little pieces.

Among recently thrown away intact objects there can be found plenty of plastic bottles, earplugs and empty shotgun shells.

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