World Oceans Day 2020

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

8th of June 2020


The ocean covers approximately 71% of Earth's surface and 90% of the Earth's biosphere.

So many deep sea creatures still remain undiscovered and yet the ones we do know of are rapidly declining due to our careless pollution. It is estimated that if we continue let our waste make its way into our oceans at the rate we are currently, then the ocean will soon have more plastic than fish... Now isn't that disturbing?! Some species may also thrive as the planet warms and the ice caps melt while others dwindle and this is also bad as it puts the various ecosystems out of balance.

Plastic straws and plastic bottles are among the other typical and unnecessary waste products end up filling up our oceans and affecting the diverse marine life in various ways. Plastic is not just consumed by marine life but it also has the tendency to get tangled up with sea creatures killing them, not only that but the plastics actually break down into micro plastics when they've been in the ocean long enough which then spreads through the ocean and is unintentionally consumed by marine life. In the end, we eat the fish out of the ocean and we now consume these micro plastics as they have. Therefore whether or not one cares for the environment, they are still ultimately effected because it now effects their health/diet. This just goes to show how interconnected our health is with the health of our planet.

What can we do?

We can start by collecting rubbish every time we visit a beach.

We can Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose & Recycle!

We can be more cautious of the products we buy and how much unnecessary waste comes with them.

We can spend a little extra money for 'plastic alternatives' which will reduce demands of oil mining.

We can buy more local products to lower demands for shipping.

We can invest in more renewable energies & technologies reduce the demands for oil mining.

Together We Can!

"Leading scientists worldwide have determined that we need to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030. World Oceans Day joins with many organisations on this important initiative. By signing the petition you are telling world leaders that you want action too! Working together we can protect our blue planet home for all!" Click here to Sign the Petition, Thank you!