World Ocean Day – reduce, reuse, refill and eat sustainably

Published 7.6.21

This Ocean Day its vital that we all open our eyes to the perilous state of our blue planet.   Whilst its only Governments and big corporations that can really turn around the multiple threats faced by our blue planet, they will only do so if enough of us demand it and there are choices, we can each make to reduce the strain our marine life is facing.  Seaspiracy and Greenpeace have shone a light on the horrors of industrialised fishing and so by eating less and better fish and seafood we can make a difference.   Farmed fish is not only dangerous for our marine life, but also sucking up the very food on which many communities rely – with up to 120 wild fish needed to feed just one farmed salmon.

At a local level Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole’s 6-foot-long Wanda the Waste Warrior Fish is visiting local beaches to highlight the need to Reduce, Reuse and Refill to tackle the environmental harm caused by single use waste, especially to our marine and seabird life.   A visit to the beach is the perfect opportunity to be a Waste Warrior and not add to the problem – bring your own reusable water bottle and coffee cup, sarnies in a lunch box instead of a plastic packet and choose a delicious ice cream in an edible cone instead of a plastic wrapper.   Here’s some more ideas on reducing your plastic waste from Greenpeace – 9 ways to reduce your plastic use | Greenpeace UK