Reducing Plastic Waste - Tip of the Month!
We want to bring you a new and interesting tip each month to reduce plastic waste in your home. This month Tammi, our Clean Ocean Campaigner has gone through her bathroom to see where else she can reduce her plastic waste. This is her tip this month...
After sorting and deep cleaning my bathroom in April, this month I wanted to look at how else I can change my bathroom habits to reduce plastic as much as possible. I already have swapped to a bamboo toothbrush with dental tablets in a refill jar. For my shampoo and soap I use natural bars and when I shave I use a stainless steel safety razor.
Unfortunately I did discover a pack of cotton swabs from a little over a year ago that had fallen down behind a cabinet, and they were not ocean friendly!
This month's plastic free tip is to avoid the plastic cotton swabs. You have probably seen the viral image of the sea horse floating in the ocean with its tail wrapped around a plastic cotton swab, you can help protect sea life from this kind of plastic pollution by opting for a more environmentally option. Such as our bamboo cotton swabs, they come in a pack of 200 in a recyclable cardboard box.
Surfers Against Sewage
Image from Surfers Against Sewage
I bet you are as excited as us to find out the results from this years Big Spring Beach Clean - Submit to the Sea!
The Big Spring Beach Clean took place from April 6th - 14th on beaches across the UK. Over 45,000 people turned out to clean up Britains beaches, they removed over 70,000kg of plastic pollution which was equivalent to 17,700 full bin bags.
NOT ONLY THAT!
Surfers Against Sewage have been campaigning for a deposit return scheme here in the UK and already Scotland has taken up the challenge and will be rolling out their very own DRS!
Scotland’s new Deposit Return Scheme will accept aluminium and steel cans along with drinks containers made of glass and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic with a 20p deposit.
Turtle Rescue Campaign
As of May 1st 2019 you have helped to rescue and protect 19,432 Baby Sea Turtles!
Ever single purchase on Ocean Helper saves a sea turtle hatchlings. We are partnered with the Billion Baby Turtle project who work with locals in Latin America to protect and rescue baby sea turtles.
Did you know that this month not only can you get 70% OFF our Turtle Family Necklace from our Opal Ocean Collection, BUT ALSO every necklace sold saves TWO baby sea turtles!
In April we heard from Connor Skuce who took part in Surfers Against Sewage's Big Spring Beach Clean!
Representing Ocean Helper with his turtle rescue bracelet, Connor and his mother helped to clean West Strand Beach.
Awesome job Connor!
Here at Ocean Helper we love to hear about what you guys are doing to make an impact and protect our oceans.
Whether you're working on reducing plastic at home or out on the beaches picking up litter let us know and you might be featured next month!