world ocean day
Our Blue Planet
In less than 30 years, plastic is set to outnumber fish in our oceans. Single-use plastics make up to 90% of marine pollution found, with a staggering 12 million tonnes entering our oceans every year.
With World Ocean Day* on the horizon, we take a dive into the main threats to our blue planet and ideas to protect and restore our oceans.
Did you know?
- Other than incinerated plastics, the entire volume of plastic ever created is still on our planet in some form
- That leaves us with an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic marine pollution
- Plastic entanglement alone kills more than one million marine animals a year
- Toxic chemicals from micro plastics are migrating up the food chain, becoming part of the food we eat, and feed our children too.
Make a difference
We can all help to reduce the extent of marine pollution, simply by making more conscious choices.
Personal Pledge to Change – Personal initiatives make an impact. Why not pledge to stop using single-use plastics and find biodegradable alternatives to household items.
Get Plogging – Originating in Sweden, ‘plogging’ combines jogging and litter picking. Anyone can gather a team, rubbish bags to collect the litter, protective gloves and you’re ready to make a difference.
Join the Litterati app – On a mission to create a litter free world, this snap and share app aims to empower individuals to drive change through litter collection.
Host a cleanup event – A stream, lake, pond, river, bay…everything leads to the ocean after all. Recruit your volunteers from the local community and your clean-up crew is all set.
Shop sustainably – Our suede and recycled sea plastic collection uses Seaqual yarn. They work with the waste management and recycling industries to transform marine litter into Seaqual Sea Plastic.
*World Ocean Day is celebrated globally on 8th June, propelling impactful action and raising awareness throughout the month.