Do you want to reduce your plastic footprint and help Clean Ocean project in preserving our oceans? Follow the easy tips below to use less plastic. Spread the word, be the good example and be part of the solution.
Shop without plastic
Bring a reusable bag when grocery shopping, if you don’t have one, reuse the plastic bags you already have.
By reusing a bag you can save up to 500 single-use plastic bags a year.
Order your drink with no straw or bring a reusable straw
when going out :-)
Plastic straws are one of the most common items found on a beach clean-up, not easy to recycle and something that is used for a few minutes and will last a lifetime in the environment.
Hydrate without plastic!
Bring a reusable bottle with you to avoid plastic bottles.
On average this will reduce your plastic footprint by 150 plastic bottles per year - Hydrate, refill and reuse!
Coffee to stay is the way to go
Take your time and have the coffee to stay.
If you want coffee to go, bring a reusable cup, regular mug or use an old glass jar.
No butts on the beach!
Did you know that just one cigarette butt can contaminate up to 500 liters of water?
Please don’t throw your cigarette butts on the streets or the beach, they are also made of plastic and do not biodegrade :-)
eliminate plastic products from your bathroom. Many of our beauty products are not only packaged in plastic, but they also contain harmful microplastics.
Instead of using these products, try to go for plastic-free alternatives like shampoo/soap bars, bamboo toothbrushes, toothpaste tablets and a stainless steel razor.
Leave the fish in the ocean
Every year more than 640,000 tonnes of plastic nets and fishing gear is dumped and discarded in the sea. Ghost nets that keep fishing forever, killing and trapping wildlife. Commercial fishing is destroying our oceans and their ecosystems, and an alarming number of marine animals are being killed every day.
It is estimated that in a year, commercial fishing kills 300,000 small whales and dolphins, 250,000 endangered loggerhead and leatherback turtles, and 300,000 seabirds. The best you can do is simply leave the fish in the sea, stop eating seafood or reduce your intake. Be critical as labels like „MCS“ and „Dolphin-safe“ do not ensure dolphins weren’t killed or that the fishing is sustainable.