5 things you can do to prevent ocean plastic pollution.
One garbage truck of plastic enters the ocean every minute. At the current rate, by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Yearly, between 4-12 metric tons of plastic enter the ocean. That’s enough to cover the entirety of all the planet’s coastlines. And once it enters the ocean, it does not biodegrade*. It breaks down into microplastics, which are harmful to aquatic life and the ocean**. At All Real, we’re determined to do our bit to reduce single-use plastics and conserve our oceans where we swim, surf and play.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of a few things we’re doing and that you can do too, to help prevent plastic from entering our oceans.
Pick up litter
On your next walk, try to pick up and responsibly dispose of at least 4 pieces of plastic rubbish. You can even make a day of it and meet some cool people by joining our next beach clean-up. Keep an eye out for dates on our Instagram @eatallreal or on Facebook. We’d love to see you there.
Reduce your use of single-use plastics
Carry a reusable straw, water bottle and coffee mug with you, and don’t forget your reusable bag when you head out on your grocery run. All Real bars are packaged in certified plastic-free and home compostable packaging, so you can do good for your body and the ocean at the same time. It’s a win-win.
Use plastic alternatives at home
Try using glass containers instead of Tupperware, and use alternatives to cling wrap to reduce your use of plastics at home.
Find a low waste grocery store or shop at your local farmer’s market
Low waste grocery stores help you to reduce your plastic use by eliminating plastic packaging and encouraging you to stock up using reusable containers you bring from home.
Support organisations that share the mission
If you can, donate to organisations committed to ocean conservation, or shop from stores and brands that support the mission. So far this year, we’ve prevented just over 100,000 plastic bottles from entering the ocean through our partnership with PlasticBank®, and we’re on a mission to prevent 3.75 million more. Follow us over on Instagram at @eatallreal to follow along on our progress. We also donate a portion of online sales to our charity partners.
Together, we can stop ocean plastic, and these are just a few small ways to get started. Head over to our website to learn more about our mission to stop ocean plastic.