Americans throw away more than 60 million plastic water bottles each day. 90% of these bottles are not recycled- they end up in landfill or worse, in our oceans. There are many great reusable water bottles, but we love Naeco bottles. With each purchase Naeco plants a resilient type of coral, helping to regenerate precious ecosystems.
No matter where you live the products you put on your lawn will eventually flow into the water system. Practice organic gardening and avoid unnecessary pesticides and fertilizers. There are many many great organic gardening groups who can help guide you!
Similarly, modern agriculture uses huge amounts of chemicals that flow into our waterways. Shopping at your local farmers market and buying organic produce helps to support ocean-friendly farming practices.
Laundry is a significant source of plastic pollution in the ocean. Our clothes shed microplastics, which travel from our washing machines into our waterways. Scientists now estimate that textiles are responsible for 35% of microplastic polloution in the world's oceans. Here are some steps to take to help address the problem:
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