Protecting our oceans
There is plenty of coverage in the media at the moment regarding the state that our oceans are currently in, which is great for raising awareness, however, despite this, there are so many of us who simply do not know what to do to make the change and protect our oceans.
To help, we have put together our guide to the things that you can do to make sure that you take even the smallest steps towards protecting our oceans and making sure that the wildlife that call it their home have the best place to live possible.
Make some overall changes to your carbon footprint
Whilst there are some more specific things that you can do to protect our oceans, the best place to start is to make some more overall changes to your carbon footprint. Leave the car at home once or twice a week, think about the energy that you use at home, take the stairs instead of the lift. All things to keep in mind, that can have a huge impact on the world as a whole.
Choose sustainable seafood
There is nothing wrong with enjoying fish and other creatures that come from the sea, however, when it comes to eating seafood and fish, you need to try and make sustainable choices. Think about where the food that you are eating has come from, make sure that they are not over exploited or that they are caught in an inhumane way.
Take a look at your plastic usage
Plastic is one of the biggest threats to our oceans and the plastics that end up in the sea is currently killing tens of thousands of different marine animals every year. It is vital that we take steps to reducing the amount of plastic that we use, and that ends up in a landfill. You can do this by opting for a reusable water bottles, using reusable carrier bags and making sure that you recycle as much plastic as you possibly can.
Clean up after yourself at the beach
Sitting on the golden sand and looking out over the ocean is so many people’s favourite view in the world. Imagine a beach and a sea that is covered in rubbish, not such a lovely view is it? This is the exact issue that is happening on beaches around the world at the moment. People are surfing, eating or simply hanging out at the beach and, when they leave they are leaving their rubbish behind. This builds up and is causing a huge problem. The thing that we can all do is make sure that we clean up after ourselves when we visit the beach, or take it one step further and sign up for local beach clean-ups which will also help to keep our beaches clean.
We all play a part in protecting our oceans. So, make sure that you take the steps to keeping them looking perfect by trying out one of the above steps for yourself. You may be surprised by just how easy and effective they can be.