Divers use underwater hand signals for squid, turtles and sharks but not yet for the largest polluter in our ocean, plastic, and if nothing changes, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
So a group of diving companies and divers, together with the Plastic Soup Foundation, are introducing a new hand signal: P for Plastic. The signal can be used under water to let dive buddies know they see plastic and want to pick it up.
The goal of the hand signal is to spread awareness and take action against the plastic plague our ocean is facing.
The hand signal was initiated by a group of Dutch diving companies and the Plastic Soup Foundation.