The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet. Moreover, it produces half of the world’s oxygen! However, human activities pushed oceans to their limit. The biggest reasons are overfishing, plastic pollution, climate change and rising sea levels. On June 8th it is World Oceans Day. But in fact, everyday should be Oceans day. In this blog we will give you some tips to make a change and protect the ocean.
- Go plastic free
If we do not change something, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Plastic takes 1000 of years to decompose. According to EPA, every bit of plastic ever made still exists. Go for a reusable water bottle and do your groceries with a reusable shopping bag. Day on the beach, leave nothing behind but your footprint. And how to spend the day better at the beach than in a swim piece of TET. Responsible wear. TET. Responsible Wear makes sustainable swimwear out of recycled plastic.
- Stop eating Fish
According to WWF (World Wildlife Fund) the largest treat to ocean life and habitat is unsustainable fishing. 90% of the world fisheries are overfished or exploited and billions of fish and other animals die from by-catch. By-catch means the animals that are unintentionally caught while targeting other fish. In addition, fish farming comes with health risks and also harms wild fish because of the pollution and wild fish is used for food. The oceans need their see life to stay alive.
- Keep the beach (and other places) clean
Not only clean your own trash but take something you see while walking. There are a lot of initiatives to clean out beaches. Every year, millions of tons of plastic are entering our ocean. Solving the plastic pollution requires a combination of closing the source and cleaning up what is already there! That is why TET. host ocean clean up’s in Bali, to clean up our beaches especially in the rainy season.
- Wear reef-safe sunscreen
Sunscreen chemicals that are coming like oxybenzone and octinoxate are harming the ocean life. It leaches the coral of its nutrients and bleaches it white. Moreover, it can disrupt the development of fish and other wildlife. Reef-safe sunscreen does not contain these chemicals.
- Buy sustainable fashion
Fashion is the second most pollution industry of the world. TET. Responsible wear focus on the ocean by making clothes from recycled plastic. Take a look at our website!