WE ARE INTERESTED IN RESULTS. To achieve real benefits for the oceans, Oceana conducts focused, strategic campaigns. Each campaign has a specific timeframe and objective that will make a significant difference to the oceans. Each campaign combines scientific, legal, policy and advocacy approaches to reach its goal.
Sie kämpfen gegen Verschmutzung, Überfischung, Klimawandel, und gegen Chloralkali-Werke, die mit Quecksilbertechnik arbeiten:
Most people remain unaware that a small subset of the chlorine industry makes a major – and completely preventable – contribution to the global mercury crisis. Chlorine is a chemical building-block used in everything from swimming pools to plastic tents to paper towels. In 1894, a process was devised to produce chlorine by pumping a saltwater solution (brine) through a vat of mercury, or „mercury-cell,“ that catalyzes an electrolytic chemical reaction. Newer technologies that do not use mercury have been developed. Yet a number of plants around the world continue to use the unnecessary outdated technology, releasing tons of mercury into our environment each year!
In Deutschland gibt es sogar noch acht Chlor-Werke mit Quecksilbertechnik.