Today’s topic is going to be a little different. I want to discuss the condition of our oceans and what we can do at home to help reduce ocean pollution. As some of you may know Southeast Pipe Survey is a sewer pipe survey and rehabilitation company. Our employees work hard to ensure that sewer pipes across the southeast are in mint condition. This helps to prevent seepage from sewer pipes going into our oceans and other bodies of water. Therefore, helping protect marine life.
What can we do from home?
One way that we should all be familiar with is reducing the use of plastic. Statistics show that 50-80% of marine debris alone is plastic. The sad truth is that Marine animals often mistake it for food and can end up choking or starving to death. Plastic is a material that may break down to smaller pieces but it will never go away. So reducing your usage of plastic alone is one major way to help keep marine life safe.
Another helpful tip is to keep beaches and waterways clean. All waterways lead to the ocean including local rivers. We can help by starting small and joining local river and beach clean ups.
You can even help out by simply being a responsible boater. Meaning use maintenance and cleaning products that are less harmful to the ocean. Dispose of trash and recyclables correctly, and follow discharge regulations in your area.
Remember to dispose of harmful chemicals correctly never pour down the drain or toilet. And dispose hazardous waste in the proper drop off sites, and never pour it into sewers or storm drains.
These are just a few ways we can work together to keep our oceans clean, the marine life healthy.
Hi! My name is Mikayla Taylor. I was born and raised in Pierce County Georgia where I graduated high school in 2016. While in school I discovered my passion for forestry, and when I started college there was no question what to major in. I knew forestry was what I wanted to study. While in college I worked for the Georgia Forestry Commission learning several tricks of the trade that I still use today. After graduating college in 2018 it was time to make some career decisions. Agriculture has always been a part of me growing up in a small town and spending the best days of my childhood on both family farms. I knew I wanted a career based around agriculture and making a difference. God truly blessed me with opportunities at Southeast Pipe and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.