Japan has announced it will leave the International Whaling Commission in 2019. While commercial whaling has been illegal since 1986, Japan have been hunting whales legally since 1987 due to a loophole in the law. What is whaling? “Whaling” is practice of hunting whales for their meat, blubber or oil. Commercial whaling has been […]Read More Japan will leave the International Whaling commission and begin commercial whaling.
Ocean pollution has arguably had the most media and public attention lately of all environmental issues, mainly plastic pollution. But what is also starting to gain attention is how the products we use at home and go down our drain impact the ocean. While the ratio of cleaning products to water may seem minuscule, even […]Read More What cleaning products are polluting our ocean?
Microplastics are a plague to our ocean. With 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped in the ocean it’s no wonder the first study has come back with 100% of participants having microplastics in their system. But how does this impact the human body?Read More How do microplastics affect humans?
As awareness is raised about environmental issues it really is up to us as individuals to use this knowledge and act? Christmas is a time of waste and over consumption. Small choices in gift buying and wrapping can make a difference. Here is some ideas and inspiration on how you can make this Christmas a greener one.Read More Eco friendly gift ideas for Christmas.
Microbeads have a dreadful impact on our ocean and its inhabitants. What is a microbead and what impact does it have? How can I avoid them? What have governments around the world done to stop them entering our ocean?Read More What are microbeads?
Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic end up in our oceans. It’s a global problem that can only get better given the spotlight the issue has had lately. Due to campaigns such as “Sky Ocean Rescue” it has become impossible to ignore. I have grown up not far from the coast myself in […]Read More Ocean clean up – Fuerteventura.
Single use plastics have been vilianized by the media and society lately and rightly so. It’s been a long time coming for people to understand and see the damage caused by the want of convenience. It is also estimated 50% of all plastic is single use. Food packets, coffee cups and plastic cutlery, all one […]Read More 12 alternatives to single use plastic.
What is overfishing? Overfishing is when fish are removed from the ocean or parts of the ocean quicker than they can reproduce in order to sustain their population. Overfishing has been a issue for centuries, as early as the 1800’s when humans hunted whales looking for blubber for lamp oils. Due to the demand for […]Read More Overfishing: Facts, effects and solutions.
There has been a increasing focus in the media lately on how severe the issue of plastic in our oceans is right now. But what we can do as individuals to help the fight against plastic in the ocean? It doesn’t matter if you live on the coast, a island such as the UK or […]Read More Ocean Plastic – What can we do today?