Plastic Bags pose a risk to ocean wildlife such as sea turtles. Plastic rubbish can choke ocean life; and 80% of this plastic comes from land!
Ditch disposable plastic bags and take your own re-usable plastic bags shopping to help reduce the amount of plastic which ends up in the oceans
Microbeads which are in many facewashes may seem harmless, but these tiny plastic beads are difficult to filter out in water treatment plants and often end up flowing directly into the ocean. These tiny pieces of plastic take many many years to degrade, and end up being mistaken for food by small ocean wildlife. As a result they could also end up in the human food chain!
Choose a different face wash that does not contain microbeads, or which uses decomposable microbeads not made from plastics.
Overfishing occurs when wildlife from the oceans is fished out at a faster rate than the species can reproduce. This leads to ever decreasing numbers of the species and could lead to extinction.
Choose fish products which are responsibly and/or sustainably sourced.
Ocean Acidification occurs as a result of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Burning fossil fuels contributes to an increased carbon footprint, meaning more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. This carbon dioxide ends up being dissolved in the oceans, and can have serious effects on ocean wildlife. How would you like to live in acid?
Reduce your carbon footprint by driving less, taking fewer flights, walking more, turning the heating down, and using less electricity in the home.
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