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A Clean Baltic Sea Demands Actions Now – The Nutrient Load from Wastewaters Puts a Strain on the Sea

Eutrophication-causing nutrients end up in the Baltic Sea and water system among our wastewaters. Nearly all of Finland is located in a catchment area, so our actions have real effects on the cleanness of the Baltic Sea. A clean Baltic Sea is possible, but it requires all of our joined efforts.

The Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted seas in the world. It is also young and vulnerable to changes in the environment and water system. The catchment area of the Baltic Sea is four times larger than the sea itself, and the harmful substances in the catchment water pollute the Baltic Sea constantly. Tens of millions of people live in the catchment area, and the water they use and the nutrients in it trickle down into the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic Sea constantly reacts to the activities in the catchment area, and especially the coastal waters and river water systems in the coastal area are in poor shape. Almost the whole of Finland is located in the Baltic Sea catchment area, and Finland’s part in the polluting of the sea is notable.

A clean Baltic Sea demands action now

Protecting the Baltic Sea requires actions for conserving biodiversity and preventing eutrophication. Environmental officers monitor the sources of industrial and municipal pollution, but all of us can make a difference in lessening their own role in the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. The emission of environmentally hazardous toxins has to be eliminated, and catchment water -induced eutrophication must be stopped. We are working for saving the Baltic Sea in both land and sea by offering solutions that prevent harmful substances and organic waste from entering the waters and our only sea.

Sludge in the pipeline causes eutrophication in the Baltic Sea

The sludge that causes eutrophication often originates in the pipeline and sewer. Organic waste  builds up in the pipes, turns into sludge and travels to a water treatment facility. Because the purification capacity of waterworks is not perfect, the sewage sludge ends up in the Baltic Sea, where is pollutes the sea and intensifies eutrophication.

Toxic chemicals trickle into the Baltic Sea

Apartment buildings, detached houses and business properties often use toxic and harmful chemicals to get rid of drain blockages, and these chemicals end up in the Baltic Sea among catchment water. Up until now it has only bee possible to clean the pipeline with chemicals that are hazardous for the environment. Harmful enzymes dissolve the grease in the pipeline only temporarily, and the water treatment facilities let the waste pass through to the Baltic Sea. Therefore both the original waste and the harmful enzyme end up in water treatment facilities and the water system.

BIOFLOW-microbe solution cleans both drains and wastewater

We have developed a solution that removes the waste from drains completely instead of just moving the problem further along the line and polluting the Baltic Sea. The BIOFLOW-microbe solution we developed literally eats organic waste from the pipeline, and turns it into harmless carbon dioxide and water. The solution is non-toxic, biological and environmentally safe. With BIOFLOW we want to reduce eutrophication in the Baltic Sea and to offer an eco-friendly, non-toxic solution for drainpipe cleaning. Come along to establish a clean Baltic Sea with us. Ask more in our chat or order the BIOFLOW-microbe solution here.

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