Oceans, which account for 70 percent of the surface of our planet, play a important role in the health of our planet but unfortunately , our oceans are becoming more polluted then ever before ,Most ocean pollution begins on land and although there is many causes for ocean pollution the most common cause is litter ending up in our oceans ,this can result from landfills and even general rubbish which is littered on to the streets and beaches , rubbish/ waste like plastic , paper and cardboard which ends up in landfills can be blown out of landfills and end up in our ocean. litter can also have the same affect as rubbish being blown out of landfills, as rubbish discarded on the streets, parks and beaches can be picked up and carried by wind and rainfall and end up into our oceans.
Studies found also that we could be polluting our oceans with a single flush, Litter that is flushed down the toilet is estimated to contribute 7% to the oceans plastic count. That’s equivalent to 10.5 million metric tons, and it’s constantly rising.
Apart from picking us as a company to help recycle, below are three simple ways you can help save our oceans:
plastic bags, Approximately 8.8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year; 40% of which is made up of single-use items , You can help make a change by using your own shopping bag, carry a reusable water bottle or coffee cup and say no to disposable straws.
In the last 50 years, the ocean has absorbed 90% of the excess heat created by burning fossil fuels. That’s led to warmer waters, which can affect where fish swim, bleach coral reefs, change how marine species reproduce, speed up sea-level rise, and even alter weather events on land. By reducing your energy use, you can help to reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean and also save some money of your next energy bill, investing in a smart meter can help you monitor your energy usage. Small actions such as turning off lights and unplugging appliances when you’re not using them can make a big difference.
This is a simple one but a big help, as mentioned above litter is one of the main cause of ocean pollution so do not throw your rubbish on a ground but dispose Of it properly !
Ways you can help below include :
Logging companies are cutting down some of the most endangered forests on the planet to make wood and paper products such as office paper, toilet paper, window trim and lawn furniture, Over seventy-eight percent of the Earth's original old-growth forests have already been logged or degraded. You can help reduce the pressure on our remaining forests by taking simple steps to reduce your own wood and paper use. For example, use both sides of each piece of paper, use your own cloth bags at the grocery store, use cloth napkins and towels, and avoid disposable paper plates and cups.
The burning of oil, gas, and coal is the primary cause of climate change, scientists have predicted that if we stay on our current path, global temperatures will rise between 2° and 9° Fahrenheit in the next century -a warming rate faster than any occurring in the last ten thousand years. In addition, oil exploration projects lead to toxic pollution and massive deforestation, posing a threat to pristine ecosystems and indigenous cultures worldwide. The next time you purchase a car, choose one that gets good gas mileage and avoid sports utility vehicles. Whenever possible, leave your car at home and instead walk, ride your bike, or take local mass transportation.
Many of the foods we eat are grown on lands that have been deforested for grazing and agriculture. For example, beef, soybean, and palm oil are major drivers of deforestation in the Amazon basin. Fortunately, we can limit our contribution to these destructive industries and reduce demand for these products. Choosing sustainably-produced foods and products forces companies to change their practices. Consider reducing your meat intake, or else buy meat from local farms. You don’t have to stop eating meat all at once, and with more people today limiting meat consumption, more meatless choices are widely available!
Choosing products that are responsibly-sourced or made from recycled materials can go a long way to curbing tropical deforestation. For example, if you seek out jewellery brands that use eco-friendly practices—like recycling gold in their pieces—you’ll be helping push back against gold mining in the Amazon, a leading cause of deforestation and river pollution there.
It’s best to buy less. But when you do buy, or even use a company ,choose companies that donate directly to environmental causes.