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Plastic is NOT fantastic

Plastic is killing our oceans – here’s how you can help!

Whether we like to admit it or not, plastic is a huge part of our everyday lives.

In fact, Professor Andrew Holmes, an emeritus professor at the University of Melbourne, said that “No-one in their daily life within a period of 10 minutes isn’t touching something that is made of plastic.” Wow! Isn’t that astounding? It’s safe to say we probably use plastic more than we realise.

Let’s face it, we need plastic and it’s in a lot of everyday items. Disposing of plastic and how we do so, however, is a completely different story and has become a major environmental issue in our world today. To help you put it into perspective, according to a report by the World Economic Forum, if we continue on the current track we are on, by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fishes – Now if this isn’t heartbreaking, we don’t know what is.

So, how exactly is plastic killing our oceans and what can we do about it? Let’s find out.

 

How is plastic killing our oceans?

Plastic in the ocean jeopardises the natural ambience of marine life in many ways. From disrupting the bio-geo cycle, causing unwanted problems to the entire marine eco-system to consumption of plastic by marine creatures, causing intestinal injury or even death.

Among others, sea turtles are the most common victim of ‘Ghost Nets’ in the ocean. This is the term used for stray plastic nets used for fishing and plastic crates harming the marine life by choking them, or causing them to become severely tangled.

Plastic in the ocean also threatens birds that depend on oceanic life-forms for their food. In most cases, birds suffer due to ingestion of plastic or suffocation.

It’s not just the marine life being harmed by plastic in our oceans either… Fishes infected with such harmful substances from plastic might find their way into our household, thereby causing health problems to the end consumers too – Plastic and its toxins don’t discriminate.

  

How can you help?

Have these alarming and heartbreaking facts inspired you to do something to help?

Here are some of the many ways you can: 

  • Say no to single-use plastic
  • Recycle (properly)
  • Participate in beach clean ups
  • Use fewer plastic products
  • Buy ocean friendly products
  • Spread the word
  • Steer clear of products with microbeads
  • Support marine conservation education
  • Buy sustainable seafood
  • Buy a reusable water bottles and coffee cups
  • Ditch plastic straws

  

What does Dolphin Scuba do to help?

You may be thinking, “Dolphin Scuba are telling us how we can help, but how do they?!”

We are more passionate about our oceans than anything else – It’s why we do what we do. Which is why we do everything we can to help get our oceans back to beautiful, as they should be and we do all of the above and more.

 

Here are just some of the ways we love to play our part in store:

  • We do not use plastic bags
  • We’re always putting the pressure on our suppliers to stop using single use plastic
  • You won’t see any high glossy brochures in our store - Our printing is done on recycled paper with black ink only!
  • We recycle all our batteries
  • Single use plastic is reused wherever and whenever we can

As you can see, plastic really is killing our oceans and it’s only going to get worse, unless we all play our part to help save it.

Are you ready to start helping save our oceans?

At Dolphin Scuba, with the help of the Fourth Element Ocean Positive Program, we’re now selling reusable water bottles and coffee cups. So, why not start by purchasing a reusable water bottle or coffee cup? Or better yet, why not both? Pop in the store to say hello and grab yours today!

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