For the love of oceans, let’s act now
While many of our New Year’s resolutions may not last, our imprint on the ocean will. Here are a few ways you can reduce your impact on the ocean and ultimately, on the planet itself.
- You can recycle
Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. The great thing about glass packaging is that it can be recycled and remelted into new glass over and over again – usually to make new bottles and jars. Glass produced from recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20% and related water pollution by 50%. Glass is never rubbish – it’s a valuable resource.
- Choose sustainable packaging alternatives
Wherever you live, the easiest and most direct way to reduce your impact on the ocean is by reducing your own use of single-use plastics. Single-use plastic straws are not just unnecessary but are in the top ten items found on beaches and are a hazard to sea creatures.
There is always a more sustainable alternative for your food and drinks – such as glass! Glass is a non-toxic material based on natural ingredients (sand, soda ash, limestone) and doesn’t release any chemicals into your food products. When recycled, glass is one way to help reduce pollution and waste.
Have you heard of Blisshaus? They make it easy for you to cut down on trips to the grocery store, throw out less food, and eliminate packaging waste. And they use glass!
- Take on a positive challenge
Simply spend just two minutes doing a litter pick down on the beach, or if you can’t get to a beach then a litter pick anywhere will help to improve your environment. You can even document your efforts online using #2MinuteBeachClean and share your efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If Blue Planet II has recently inspired you to help our oceans, check out some links and information on the issues our oceans face and how small changes you can make really can make a difference.