Today is “Global Recycling Day” a day to highlight the importance of recycling and make us think about what we throw away.
The last 100 years has seen a rise in temperatures seeing the hottest days recorded. The climate is now facing an emergency and if we do not each make changes to our way of living we will see a continued rise in global temperatures leading to melting icecaps, deforestation, fires and pollution.
Something very close to Planet Mermaids heart is the harm pollution is doing to our oceans. The invention of plastic plagues the land we live on, it is not only overwhelming landfills because it does not decay; it is also filling our oceans with harmful debris killing marine life. It is estimated that more than 817 animal species are affected by ocean pollution, an increase of 23% in the last five years alone!
Oceans are the biggest water bodies on our planet however in the last few decades’ surplus human activity have severely affected marine life. “Marine pollution is spreading harmful substances such as oil, plastic and other waste into our oceans.
Below are some disturbing facts that really put into perspective the problems our oceans are experiencing right now:
It is not too late we can still turn this problem around but it needs everyone on board to do their bit to help the environment.
To get us stated why not start to follow the ten simple steps below to help make a difference and save our amazing oceans:
Oceans provide a home to a wide variety of marine animals and plants and it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to play our parts to help make these oceans clean again so our important marine species…and mermaids can thrive for decades to come!
Remember even the smallest of changes really can make a difference!
If you would like to volunteer with beach clean ups please visit www.nationaltrust.org/lists/pitch-in-with-a-beach-clean and you will be given information on events held around the country and how you can sign up to help.
We would love to hear from you if you have already done or going to do your bit to help our amazing oceans. All you need to do is tell us your stories on our social media platforms so we can share with fellow mermaid lovers alike!
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Keep mermaiding and sharking
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