Did you know 8 million pieces of plastic pollution gets into the ocean daily now that is a pretty scary thought 😧. There are approximately 25 trillion macro and 51 trillion microplastics litter our oceans. 269,000 tons float on the surface this about the same as 1345 blue whales .
Only 1% of marine litter floats the rest just sinks to the seabed. It has been predicted that plastic in the sea will increase tenfold unless we do something about it !
A plastic bottle can last for 450 years in the marine environment and over time it breaks down into smaller pieces which will end up microscopic . That means that every piece of plastic that has ever been made is still with us in some form !
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a slowly swirling whirlpool of ocean currents that collects plastic debris. It is believed to be twice the size of France and if we don’t change our usage of plastic it will double in size within 10 years !
The big problem is the single use plastics , for example think about how long we use a plastic bag for and then think about the fact it will take 100-300 years to break .
This is one of the reasons I started supsoul as I wanted to find clothing and accessories that were made of recycled plastic .
So, I thought it would be a good idea to tell you about SUBS. They are a New Zealand company which whose aim is to prevent and reduce plastic waste by transforming it into high performance, recycled plastic flip flops. In...