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5 ways to save the ocean

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The ocean is our planet’s largest ecosystem, and contains between  50-80% of all life on Earth. They also cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and play a crucial role in regulating the planet’s climate by producing over half of the world’s oxygen and absorbing significant amounts of carbon dioxide. Oceans are also home to a vast array of biodiversity, providing habitat for millions of species, many of which are yet to be discovered. In celebration of World Ocean Day, here are 5 things you can do to save the ocean

Reduce Plastic Use

Plastic pollution is one of the most significant threats to our oceans. Each year, millions of tons of plastic end up in the ocean, harming marine life and ecosystems. There are also more and more microplastics affecting the diets of many marine species and not to forget that plastics take thousands of years to decompose –if they ever do. By reducing our plastic use, we can make a considerable difference. Opt for reusable bags, bottles, and containers. Support businesses (like ours!) that use sustainable packaging and avoid single-use plastics. Remember, every small change makes a huge impact. 

Avoid plastics by using this biodegradable bamboo toothbrush 

Add more plant-based foods to your diet 

Overfishing and destructive fishing practices are depleting fish populations and damaging marine habitats. If you’re not vegan or still transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, you can adopt more plant-based foods to avoid seafood. 

Our vegan, cruelty-free products offer delicious alternatives that help reduce the demand for overfished species.

Adopt Ocean-friendly habits

Remember to adopt ocean-friendly habits. Small changes make a big difference if they are constant. You can start by saving water, using less energy or even if you live near a beach, participate in clean-ups and take your trash with you when you leave the beach. 

You can also support organizations dedicated to save the ocean and raise awareness in your community. 

Durable stainless steel straws: a sustainable alternative to single-use straws. 

Use reef-safe sunscreen 

Do you know what happens when sunscreen washes off into the sea? We have already talked about it in this article, but in case you’re wondering: traditional sunscreens often contain harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can cause coral bleaching, DNA damage in marine organisms, and disrupt the growth of coral and other marine life. 

You can buy reef-safe sunscreen that doesn’t include either of these ingredients to make sure you are causing as little harm to the ocean as possible.

SPF 50 Spray Sunscreen – Public Goods 

Educate and raise awareness

Last but not least in this list, education is a powerful tool in the fight to save our oceans. Share information about the challenges our oceans face and the steps we can take to address them. Use social media, community events, and your business platform to spread the word. The more people understand the issues, the more likely they are to take action. By raising awareness, we can inspire others to join us in protecting our oceans.

At Not to Die For, we are committed to sustainability and ocean conservation. By taking these steps, we can all contribute to healthier, cleaner oceans. Let’s celebrate World Ocean Day by taking action and save the ocean together.

July 10, 2024 6:26 am Shaunte says:

I want to to thank you for this good read!! I certainly loved every bit of it.
I have got you book-marked to check out new things you post…

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