Our Oceans provide an essential life support system for our civilisation through climate regulation. They sustain us with a bountiful array of foods and hold deep cultural, spiritual importance. We are in awe of their beauty, their vast distances and depths and yet, we squander their resources and pollute their waters.
At last count, the worldwide annual production of plastics was close to 300 million metric tons - the equivalent to the entire biomass of the adult human population.
Estimates suggest that up to 10% of discarded plastic, around 8 million metric tons per annum, ends up in the ocean, comprising the greatest component of marine litter.
The move to single-use and sustainable alternatives to plastics is underway but there's a long way to go. Even our clothing is made of plastic.
Change is possible and it starts with us.
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. – Jane Goodall
Educating yourself to make more sustainable choices is your first step toward a happier healthier planet and a brighter future for our children and the creatures of the sea.
We recommend you get started on your journey to conscious living by watching the acclaimed, and sobering documentary A Plastic Ocean on Vimeo.
Watch me: A Plastic Ocean