ocean pollution

Organizations

Organizations that I have partnered up with

These organizations all have the wellbeing of others in mind. They promote change that will improve the environment and health of people around the world.  Because they all create and participate in events that strive to improve ocean conditions, I am very proud to be their partner. I strongly suggest you check them out and give them your support.

PlasticOceans.org

KeepingTheOceansBlue

Beautycounter

EarthWater

MissEarth

Simple Ways to Help

How you can make a difference today:

Bring your own cloth bag to shops.

Drink tap water or use refilling stations.

Carry your own reusable bottle and stainless steel straw.

Don’t buy body or face scrubs with micro-beads.

Carry your take-out – don’t take the plastic bag.

Buy fruit and veggies not wrapped in plastic.

Use matches instead of plastic lighters.

Avoid using single use plastics such as plates, utensils, straws, etc.

Buy refillable liquid bottles, not single use.

Use bars of soap and shampoo, not liquids.

Buy butter sticks, not plastic tubs.

Never release balloons.

Avoid synthetic fiber clothing, or at least don’t wash it as often.

REJECT plastic if ever offered.

If you cannot reject, then be sure to recycle.

REJECT – Reduce – Re-use – Recycle

Ocean Pollution

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today” -Abraham Lincoln

100.7 Billion plastic beverage bottles were sold in just  the U.S. alone in 2014 (57 Billion of those were water bottles)!

The process of bottling water requires 6 times as much water per bottle as there is IN the bottle.

More than 50% of ocean garbage including plastic sinks.

Plastic waste breaks up into much smaller bits when eroded by sunlight, salt water, currents and waves.

Nurdles are the pre-production raw pellets formed when oil is turned into plastic.  Nurdles have been found on every beach studied by scientists, even the most remote islands.

Micro beads and nurdles are eaten by plankton, birds, fish and animals.

40% of birds are dying of starvation – and yet their stomachs are full (of plastic)!

Blue Whales ingest 75,000 liters of water every time it opens its mouth – plus plastic garbage