Seas the Movement
Seas the Movement

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    Plastic Free July All Year

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    Here are my gripes regarding plastic use, and some tips to help reduce your use. Get into a habit in July and continue for the rest of the year too! The turtles, whales and seabirds will thank you.

    The Plastific Ocean

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    I turn quickly, grab the student’s arm whom is beside me and signal “stop, octopus.” Very slowly I swim forwards, my students scanning. And damn, it’s not an octopus, but a plastic bag.

    ... Its Champion

    SIGN PETITIONS

    There are many alternatives to plastic. Lobby governments to introduce plastic bag bans. Lobby restaurants to no longer provide straws. Lobby supermarkets to change their packaging, especially for fruit and vegetables that come wrapped in plastic when that item itself has a skin.  

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    CHANGE YOUR HABITS

    With a few easy changes, you can reduce your use of plastic. Say “no” to plastic bags and take reusable bags shopping. Say “no” to straws, sip instead, don’t suck. Bring a reusable coffee cup and a water bottle that can be refilled. Swap plastic toothbrushes for bamboo. Purchase toiletries without microbeads.

    JOIN A BEACH CLEAN

    Many communities have groups who conduct regular beach cleans. If your community doesn’t, start one. Count the rubbish and record it into national and global databases, to provide a comprehensive overview of what amounts and types of pollution are impacting beaches. 

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    The Sixth Extinction

    One to five species naturally become extinct each year. Scientists estimate we’re currently losing 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural rate. 

    SHARK FINNING, overfishing, shark fin soup

    No Sharks, Different Ocean

    Every year between 73 and 200 million sharks are taken from the ocean. In comparison sharks are only responsible for 10 human fatalities.