22 million kg of plastics enters our oceans every day.
It’s a pretty scary figure when you think of the amount of plastic that is. Now, many people may not realise how important the ocean is not only for our livelihood but also for the planet. The ocean creates life for millions of sea creatures as well as providing oxygen for every breath we take.
World Oceans Day, marked on the 8th of June every year, is a day of celebration for the waters that line the earth’s surface, but it’s also a day to take action to keep the oceans alive.
It can be difficult to understand the scale at which we rely on the ocean for climate regulation but there is simplicity in the steps we can take to improve ocean health.
World Oceans Day calls us all to play a part in living sustainably and stopping plastic pollution in order to save the oceans. At Zoggs, we will always strive to use the most sustainable and ethically sourced materials, whether that be sustainable yarns and/or supporting ethical supply chains.
One of the greatest threats to our ocean is not from plastic straws- which make up about 0.03% of plastic entering our oceans- but plastic bottles. Plastic pollution amongst other things are destroying our oceans but at Zoggs we are taking action.
From greener packaging and reduction of single use plastics, to recycled fabrics made from post consumer plastic waste, and supporting various environmental causes, we believe in doing everything we can to preserve our planet for the future.
Our ambition is to become a greener and more eco-conscious brand as part of the war on plastic.
“We’re committed to doing everything we can to help the environment. Our mission is to have 100% sustainable packaging and over 95% of our swimwear to be made from recycled materials.”
Mark Hammersley, VP HEAD Swimming Division
We’re often unaware of our daily impact on the marine ecosystems but there’s no time like the present to change our ways! It doesn’t matter how close or far you are to the ocean; nothing changes if nothing changes.
Simple swaps can help us make a difference and here are some of our tips:
Reduce your usage of single use plastic e.g. packaging, plastic bottles etc.
Be cautious of your seafood shopping decisions - buy ethically sourced products
Donate to ocean-based charities
Beach cleans! If you're by the beach, why not grab a few friends to get involved in keeping litter our of our oceans and make a day of it!
Get to know your reusable product options
Swap to sustainable swimwear – (we’ve heard Zoggs Ecolast+ range is pretty good ;)!)
Reduce your carbon footprint - take a walk rather than a taxi, keep your energy usage at a minimum and don't forget to turn off the tap!
Conserving water is essential to keep our oceans clean and full of life. Reducing water usage preserves the environment through not only reducing carbon footprints but it helps to prepare for future droughts.
Earlier this year we asked you what you do to reduce your water use and here is what you said:
It's the small things! Turning off the tap while brushing teeth, shorter showes ect!
I collect rain water to water my plants
I only run the washing machine and dishwasher when they are full