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5 Ways You Can Do Your Bit This World Oceans Day.
Happy World Oceans Day, honeys. In case you're not familiar, World Oceans Day is what it says on the tin - a day dedicated to the sustainable management of our world's waters. As we are all aware, our oceans are really suffering right now; with an estimated 12 million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean every year, it's safe to say that we all need to do our bit to protect our wonderful oceans.
While we all know that big corporations need to be held accountable for the damage they do to our planet, that doesn't mean individual actions don't help, too. We've rounded up our top 5 actions you can do to look after our oceans this World Oceans Day. Buckle up and get ready to get well sea-soned with our waters...
1. Ditch the disposable plastics
Clearing our oceans involves cutting down on waste, especially plastic items. Ditching disposable plastics is a crucial way you can help with preserving our oceans - from switching to travel mugs rather than your daily Starbucks, to opting for a life long shaving option (say hello to our Safety Razor), there are so many ways you can reduce your personal plastic footprint. Plus, these options often last much longer, making them the more cost effective choice in the long run - win, win.
2. Dedicate some time to clear your local beach
Put words into actions and make a difference in your local community by putting some time aside to clean up your nearest beach or riverbank. Getting out there to look after our oceans is not only super rewarding, but a practical solution to the problem - ensuring as little waste enters our oceans is a super important way to protect marine and coral life.
3. Use less water
Conserving water means more H20 can be maintained in our ecosystems. From wetlands to our seas, the more water that's left for the environment, the better. Plus, the less water used in the home, the less wastewater that needs to be treated, which helps to conserve energy and resources, too. Try cutting down on the length of your showers, and make sure you don't leave water running whilst your brushing your teeth or washing up - every little helps!
4. Use more ocean friendly products
One really important way to look after our oceans is by ensuring the products that end up in our waterways are safe from toxic ingredients. Opting for cleaning products and hair/body care items that are free from paraben, phthalates and SLS helps to prevent damaging chemicals from harming ecosystems and marine life. Luckily for you, all our plastic free soap and shampoo bars are completely free from all of these ingredients, meaning you can get premium hair and skincare, without compromising the planet.
5. Support ocean friendly charities
Another practical way you can help look after our oceans is by supporting ocean friendly organisations. UK based charities such as The Marine Conservation Society, Surfers Against Sewage and Sea Shepherd UK are great for educational resources and assistance with other ways you can help look after our oceans. You could even set up your own ocean saving fundraiser - the world is your oyster!