Our Ocean’s health is essential for life on our planet.
Our Oceans cover 70% of earth’s surface with 97% of water on the planet and 50% of the oxygen we breathe… Which is why it is so important we do our bit to protect them!
The Ocean helps regulate the climate around the world which is essential to maintain a balance and help protect our world from the effects of climate change, which has been proven to increase temperatures that can melt ice caps increasing sea levels and flooding, dangers to wildlife ecosystems, plants, trees diseases and more.
The ocean itself contains 94% of the entire planets wildlife by polluting it with debris and plastics effects its existence and therefore our existence as human beings. For example microplastics have been found affect our body’s system, causing serious disorders and disease as they contain toxins.
Four easy ways you can help…
Reduce plastic use
Plastic items are responsible for 49% of ocean pollution, here is how you can reduce your usage:
- Use re-usable bags when shopping, reusable straws, cup and sports bottles when you’re out and about
- Avoid plastic wrapping for food items where possible and choose metal or plastic containers instead of plastic where possible
- Avoid buying beauty or cleaning products that contain micro beads.