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5 Ways to Prevent Ocean Pollution

Posted on: 15-Feb-2018 10:45:28
5 Ways to Prevent Ocean Pollution

5 ways to prevent ocean pollution

 

Use less plastic

Plastic products are one of the most commonly found waste types in oceans today, and is actually one of the biggest killers of marine animals. One of the simplest ways to reduce this happening, is to use re-useable products such as bottles and containers. One of the biggest killers of marine animals are plastic bags, as they tend to eat these causing them to die. 

Care for your beach

If litter is left on the beach, it’s most likely going to end up in the ocean. Try to respect your local beach and encourage other people to care for the marine environment too. If you want to go that extra mile, you could even organise a local beach clean-up. 

Explore the ocean responsibly

If you like boating, kayaking, or any other water travelling activities, then please be respectful. Remember to keep waste containers nearby and avoid throwing waste overboard. When you’re at sea, remember the marine life around you and how it affects them when you throw litter into the sea.

Encourage change in your local area

Around the area in which you live in, research the ocean policies and get involved in making a change. You could talk to local restaurants and explain to them how more people should support marine projects. You could also talk to people walking by, and get their views and opinions on the topic.

Reduce your energy usage

Carbon dioxide is the biggest killer of our oceans, poisoning the water and killing marine life, such as fish and coral. With there being so many ways to be able to reduce your energy usage, you could give some of these examples a go. You could walk or ride a bike when you travel, instead of releasing harmful gases out of your vehicle. Another great way is to use high efficiency appliances in your home, such as longer lasting light bulbs.

 

Take a look at some of our other blogs on recycling to find out more!