During the United Nations Ocean Conference, we wanted to give you an example of a company taking action to protect the Ocean. Read on......
Why has Aker Solutions decided to use Pinovo's Clean Sustainable vacuum blasting solution for surface treatment of welds inside the new Equinor FPSO, Johan Castberg at Stord in Norway? Besides the industrial advantages of the solution for the work site and operators - no dust, no damage to surrounding equipment which can continue operating, etc., there is also a material, quantifiable sustainability impact
- No Paint Microplastic, Grit and Dust Leakage into the Ocean - SDG's 12 and 14. - Over 60% less CO2 Emissions compared to open grit blasting - SDG’s 9 and 12. - Much better working conditions for Operators - SDG 8.
See the photos from Stord below. Want to know what traditional open grit blasting looks like, go to
https://lnkd.in/ee9TuS8W Now you can see what Clean Blasting really means for the Environment and for the Operator, and why forward looking companies like Aker Solutions and their customers like Equinor are making the Sustainable choice!
Pinovo will be in Lisbon next week at the United Nations Ocean Conference to continue putting the problem of Ocean Paint Microplastic Pollution, and Pinovo's solution, "on the agenda" with Politicians, Regulators, International Organisations, and NGO's.
The resolution passed at #UNEA 5.2 in Nairobi in February recognised that #plasticpollution includes #microplastics. Given the scale of Ocean Paint Microplastic Leakage - 1.9 million tonnes in 2019, and the biggest source of Ocean Microplastic Pollution according to EA - Environmental Action - we are happy to see this issue is now getting the attention it deserves and needs.
Our CALL TO ACTION for the participants in UNOC in Lisbon - Ask the Politicians, Regulators and NGO's who are talking about #plasticpollution next week - What are you doing about Ocean Paint Microplastic Pollution?
- Paint Microplastic Emissions are one of the most important causes of Ocean Plastic Pollution, jeopardising Ocean Health and Biodiversity, and reducing the capacity of the Ocean to mitigate Climate Change.
We call on Regulators, and the Paint Industry to act now to stop Paint Microplastic Pollution.
There are proven, readily available solutions for Ocean Paint Microplastic Pollution, including Pinovo’s.
We are delighted that DG ENV in the EU Commission has started to investigate possible regulatory measures to support its objective of reducing Microplastic Emissions into the Environment by 30% by 2030.
But we also need the Paint Industry to educate it's customers on the risks to the Ocean of Mismanaged Paint at the time of application, maintenance, and the end-of-life of painted objects. It’s the Paint Industry's responsibility too!
Last, but not least, have a look at the stunning UN World Oceans Day video - https://lnkd.in/e86u3sr9. It tells you better than we can what we need to do, and why, to protect the Ocean on this #WorldOceansDay 2022!