Saving the Planet with Project AWARE

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By now, the problem of plastic waste accumulating in the ocean is old news. Fortunately, there are several agencies that are working hard to help do their part to solve this problem.

Our attention has recently been drawn to a new movement that is being undertaken that aims to raise awareness about ocean pollution. Project AWARE is a conglomeration of professional and amateur SCUBA divers worldwide that have been brought together in order to spread the word about the damage that is being done to the oceans of the world. From their website,

Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. We’re ocean heroes numbering in the millions across the globe. We believe together our actions will make a huge impact and will help to rescue the ocean.

We here at Control-n-Roll are committed to the idea of reducing waste and preserving the environment. A recent infographic released by Project AWARE has peaked our interest, as well as concerned us greatly. Entitled the “Dive Against Debris Map,” the interactive map exhibits the “types and amounts of debris scuba divers around the world have removed and reported from underwater environments since 2011.” With its sobering statistics, this map has renewed our passion for spreading the word regarding waste and the destruction of the environment.
Visit Project Aware’s website to learn more about what they’re doing, as well as to support them in their efforts. And, as always, you can order your very own Control-n-Roll to help do your part in reducing paper waste around your house. Let’s join together and make the world a better place.

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