50 Shades of Blue
8 Simple Ways We Can Help Save The Ocean
We’re always hearing about ways we can reduce waste, recycle, reuse or even re-purpose our waste. But have you ever stopped to think about how our actions can have an impact on our ocean? GreenPak shares effective ways we can help save our ocean and marine life.
1. Mind your carbon footprint
Reduce energy consumption and the effects of climate change on the ocean by leaving the car at home whenever possible. But if you must use vehicular transportation, try car- pooling or using public transport. Be more conscious of your energy consumption at home and work by using eco-friendly machines and switching off lights and appliances when not in use.
2. Make sustainable seafood choices
Worldwide fish populations are quickly being washed-out due to high demand, loss of habitat, and unsustainable fishing practices. When shopping or eating out, help decrease the demand for over-exploited species by opting for seafood that’s both healthy and sustainable.
3. Use fewer plastics
A lot of our used plastic products end up as ocean debris, which entangle, and worse, kill thousands of marine animals per year. To minimise your impact, carry a refillable water bottle, store food in reusable containers and take your own cloth tote or reusable bag when shopping. When you’ve exhausted all possibilities to reuse and reduce materials, remember to recycle.
4. Take care of the beach
Whether you enjoy diving, surfing, or simply relaxing on the beach, be sure to always clean up after yourself. Appreciate the beauty of the ocean without interfering.
5. Support organisations working to protect the ocean
Look for a local NGO that fights to protect oceanic territories and marine wildlife. Find an organisation and consider offering financial support or doing hands-on voluntary work.
6. Be responsible when at sea
Never throw anything overboard and be aware and respectful of marine life in the waters around you. Enjoy recreational activities at sea responsibly.
7. Educate yourself about oceans and marine life
It’s good to understand that all life on Earth is connected to the ocean and its inhabitants. The more you learn about the issues facing this vital organ, the more you’ll want to help safeguard its health.
At GreenPak, we organise recycling in Malta and spread awareness about the importance of glass and battery recycling. Join our mission to help save the ocean by making little changes to your daily habits!
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