4Ocean // Plastic-free Oceans

A few weeks ago I shared a post about plastic in the oceans and how it is affecting the sea life. And by affecting the sea life I mean killing both the animals and the eco systems under the surface. Plastic dumped into the ocean breaks up into smaller pieces that become toxic poison pills (also called micro plastic) to the life under water and there is no way that the animals are not ingesting them because the oceans are literally filled with plastic! So in order for the fish and other animals not to die we need to remove it. Currently, because of the million tons of plastic dumped into the oceans every year millions of sea animals die from plastic in their system, because, well they are simply not build to digest it.

First step to stopping this problem is to stop the production of plastic. Stop using it, stop buying it or at least minimizing our constant use of it. Click here for ways to do that. Just the smallest act can save a life in the water.

Now, let's talk about what we can do to help remove the plastic that has already been produced, already been thrown into the trash and later dumped into the ocean. Because we can do something to help get the plastic out of there.

1 bracelet pulls 1 pound of plastic from the ocean

The company 4ocean has created a way for us to help remove the plastic. If you buy a bracelet from their site you pull one pound of plastic out of the ocean. How cool is that? All you have to do is purchase a bracelet that is made from 100 % recycled materials. Not only are you pulling plastic out of the ocean but you are also creating jobs; jobs for people to make bracelets and manage the sale of bracelets but also jobs for people to remove the trash.

Plastic is a huge problem and something we need to do something about. If we continue what we are doing right now there will be more plastic in the oceans that fish by 2050 and in the near future the oceans will be completely empty.

Not only are they cool for one self but they also make great gifts for friends and family and I am definitely putting a bracelet or two on my wish list this year!