According to the United Nations, at least 800 species worldwide are affected by marine debris, and as much as 80 percent of that litter is plastic. It is estimated that up to 13 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year-the equivalent of a rubbish or garbage truck load’s worth every minute. Plastic waste kills up to a million seabirds a year. As with sea turtles, when seabirds ingest plastic, it takes up room in their stomachs, sometimes causing starvation. Many seabirds are found dead with their stomachs full of this waste. Scientists estimate that 60 percent of all seabird species have eaten pieces of plastic, a figure they predict will rise to 99 percent by 2050.
BNB Subsea offers customized solutions to help tackle this massive issue. Our fleet of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) can be used in the process of searching, identifying, and collecting marine litter, using a team of autonomous robots that work collaboratively.
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