World Ocean Day is an annual global celebration that serves as a poignant reminder of the immense value and significance of our oceans. This event offers a platform for reflection and action, urging us to recognise our individual and collective responsibility in safeguarding the health and well-being of our oceans. It is a call to embrace sustainable practices, advocate for effective policies, and nurture a sense of stewardship towards these vast and awe-inspiring bodies of water.
When faced with the unnerving statistics, it can often feel unattainable to help with these Discover our top five ways every consumer can chip in to reduce our impact of our serene oceans. These small household changes are super effective and achievable making sure everyone can be apart of the change to save our seas.
- Conserve water: Making sure you don’t use excess amounts of water maintains healthier oceans! Simple steps like turning off the tap when brushing your teeth or only using the washing machine on a full load are small household changes that make all the difference!
- Minimise toxins or harsh chemicals: Just remember everything that goes down our drains, ends up in ocean. So, when it comes to your cleaning and laundry products, bodycare and skincare, try to opt for non-toxic alternatives to avoid excess chemicals heading into our beautiful oceans.
- Shop sustainable seafood: Keep your eyes peeled for sustainable sourced seafood to reduce the affects of overfishing on our oceans. Look for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) labels. Their blue and green fish logos on your seafood ensures your fish can be traced back to 3
- Reduce plastic use: Plastics have an an unfortunate tendency to wind up in our oceans which can lead to excess of ocean debris which can be extremely dangerous to marine wildlife. Try reduce your plastic use by opting for reusable containers, water bottles, packaging and of course, the trusty reusable shopping bag! And when you have used plastic packaging or containers, make sure to remember to recycle!
- Reduce your carbon footprint: Our oceans have shouldered the burden of global warming, absorbing 90% of the excess heat created by burning fossil fuels. Decrease the effects of climate change on the ocean by cutting your carbon footprint at home: turn off lights and unplug electronics when you’re not using them, adjust your thermostat, walk or ride your bike to work and invest in solar power systems.
How does Baiia help?
Here at Baiia, protecting our natural environment is to our brand values. Conscious of our environmental impact, we ensure that our swimwear is crafted from a resilient recycled nylon material sourced in Italy. This innovative fabric is created from a blend of discarded fishnets, carpets, plastic bottles, and textiles, all of which would otherwise harm our precious land and oceans. Read more about our commitment to sustainable practices here.
From our team to yours, we wish you a joyful World Ocean Day!