June 06, 2018
World Oceans Day - What you can do to help put an end to plastic pollution in the Ocean
"No Water, No Life, No Blue, No Green" Sylvia Earle
On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on June 8!
In 2018, the main action focus is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean.
Plastics consistently make up 60 to 80% of all marine debris items.
What can each of us do? Say no to the most found disposable plastics during beach cleanups and opt for plastic free alternatives:
- Plastic straws : skip the straw or choose a reusable one
- Plastic utensils: adopt reusable utensils, bring them with you everywhere
- Cigarettes: make sure to place cigarette butts in a trash can. If there's none around you, keep them and safely throw them away later.
- Plastics bags: refuse plastic bags and opt for reusable bags, in natural fibers
- Plastic bottles: switch to filtered tap water in a reusable bottle
- Make sure to never leave anything behind you: sea birds could get hurt as they mistake plastic for food, any debris can be carried away by the wind and enter the water.
Find an event near you on this map.
Bay Area events:
- June 9th: March in San Francisco to celebrate the Bay and Ocean Health, participate to a beach cleanup (Aquatic Park at 12pm)
- June 9th and 10th: Beach cleanup with Surfrider SF, Ocean Beach (details on their calendar)
Happy World Oceans Day!!