Not to mention the dangerous microplastics that are ingested by fish and marine animals – big pieces of plastic are choking and entangling turtles and seabirds and tiny pieces are clogging the stomachs of creatures who mistake it for food, from tiny zooplankton to whales. Plastic is now entering every level of the ocean food chain and even ending up in the seafood on our plates.
But it doesn’t have to be this way, it’s not too late – if we act together now we can protect the world’s precious oceans for future generations. Step by step we can change our earth, our oceans’ future.
Just simply start by bringing our own refillable water bottle, our own lunch box and cutleries for take-away meals. Using our own shopping bag instead of single-use plastic bags. And simply say NO to plastic straws.
About 500.000 plastic straws are still used daily, contributing to the 8 tons of plastic that enter our oceans each year, which kills 100.000 marine animals annually.
“But plastic straws are just some tiny plastics!” Yes and that is why they are hard to recycle and find their way to slip through to the oceans, ending up as one of the top ten debris we can find in our coastal lines and stucked in the animals as we can find in images all over the internet internet.
Vimala is giving away free biogradeable bamboo straws to support less single-used plastic. Don’t forget to note #ichooseearth while checking out from our website to the free straws and we’ll be glad if you tag us on your Instagram!