What Can You Do To Help?
To shape a clean ocean, we need to stop the flow of plastic into the ocean. Did you know most single use plastic is used only for a couple of minutes, but can last in the ocean for decades - sometimes even centuries... Every minute, 1 million plastic bottles, and 2 million plastic bags are produced worldwide. So let's stop using unnecessary plastics, and stop more plastic from entering the ocean. Small changes made by millions of people is what truly changes the world.
Do a cleanup!
Going out and doing a cleanup is one of the best ways to make an impact for the oceans and its marine life. Every piece of plastic you remove from the ocean is one less piece that can harm marine life. And since plastic can stay in the ocean for centuries, you're making an impact for many generations to come. So get together with a couple of friends and go out to your local beach or coastline, and start cleaning! It's always a good time being by the beautiful ocean and making an impact! Removing trash in cities can also be great for nature. Trash can make its way into rivers, lakes or the ocean via the sewer system in certain areas, so even if you live in the city your cleanup can make an impact for nature.
Eat less fish
40% of the plastic we find on the west coast of Sweden comes from the fishing industry. Ropes, discarded nets, fishing line, gloves and fishing crates. This "ghost gear" can be a big threat to marine life such as seabirds, fish or curious seals which easily get stuck in it, and can be harmed or even die as a result. Our oceans are also being overfished, biodiversity and marine habitats are being destroyed at an alarming rate. So one of the best things you can do to stop plastic pollution, and keep our oceans full of life, is to eat less fish.
Pull a kilo of ocean plastic today!
Join the CleanSea mission and make a clear impact for marine life and the future of the ocean with a CleanSea bracelet. Each CleanSea bracelet funds the removal of 1 more kilo of plastic from the ocean.