Happy World Oceans Day!
Not long ago, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) released reports announcing the general improvements in bathing quality standards. Whilst more beaches have been given the top rating this year, also on the increase are number of beaches failing to meet basic water standards.
Whilst standards have generally improved, according to MCS, beach litter has almost doubled over the last 15 years! From medical waste to sewage-related debris (SRD), the top four litter sources have consistently been public, fishing SRD and shipping - many of which are made from plastic. Over half of all litter found was made of plastic and, since 1994 plastic items have increased by 135%. Plastics may take thousands of years to fully breakdown and sometimes never leave the marine environment. Posing as a great threat to our amazing marine wildlife, we all ought to reflect a little this World Ocean Day.
With summer holidays fast approaching, spare some thoughts for mother nature and the great oceans of the world; dispose of plastic responsibly - Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle.You can make a real difference without spending a penny!
But if you do wish to support marine conservation, why not support the Coral Cay Conservation project?
World Ocean Day: www,worldoceansday.org
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