Our Oceans Need Us

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.