The ocean makes up over half of the Earth’s surface and contains 97% of the world’s water. It’s the largest ecosystem on the planet and is essential for all life on Earth, humans and animals alike.
Scientists have only recently been able to fully understand the impact that climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and other human activities has had on our oceans. Without a healthy marine ecosystem, we face even more dangers from the effects of climate change.
Now is the time to act to better our understanding of a healthy marine ecosystem that is integral for our lives, and the future generations, as well as the simple steps you can take everyday to do your part in reversing the damage that’s been done.
Make sustainable food choices
Overfishing has long been a problem for our oceans and global fish populations are diminishing due to consistently increased demand or destruction of their habitat.
So when dining in at a restaurant or shopping for produce, look to choose seafood that is sustainably sourced, meaning that it is caught or farmed in ways that take into consideration the long-term livelihood of the species.
Clean up the beach
During summer it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of heading down to your nearest beach and lazing in the sun. However, have you ever looked around and seen litter at the end of the day? We encourage everyone when heading to the beach to always clean up after yourself and to (safely) pick up and dispose of ten pieces of litter, because every bit counts. Removing litter from the beach means that we are protecting the marine wildlife from dangerous plastics or materials that can kill them.
Reduce the use of plastics and recycle responsibly
Reducing your use of plastics, overall, is a super effective way to do your part from your home. Carry a reusable water bottle, store food in non-disposable containers, bring a cloth bag when shopping and use paper-based or aluminium-based containers for your beauty products.
The Bar None Clean Formula Shampoo and Conditioner is packaged in infinitely recyclable bottles. Aluminium, unlike plastic, can be recycled back on shelves without losing any volume or quality.
World Environmental Health Day is observed on 26 September and the world has been challenged like never before, in ways that make it more difficult to participate in ethical ways of living that benefit our planet, and each other. Find out why this matters more than ever and what you can do to help.
As individuals it can be easy to be overwhelmed by what steps to take to reduce our carbon footprint. However, there’s quite simple steps we can employ to act now for long-term benefits.