Plastic is one of the largest problems for our waterways across the globe. Single-use plastics in particular fuel this excessive pollution. Our modern convenience-driven lifestyle has put pressure on the environment. Every year 1 million metric tons of plastic get dumped into our seas. By the year 2050, it is expected that there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. However, across the world, people are trying to stem the plastic tide.
Blue Planet battles plastic pollution
Blue Planet Aquarium shares this view. We are committed to making changes to try and reduce the amount of single-use plastic we use every year. Firstly exploring options with our suppliers, secondly re-using all we can. Such as used ketchup bottles and feed buckets re-used to aid in feeding and storage. This way very little of the plastic that comes into the aquarium goes to waste.
Becky, a member of our dive team, will be starting a single-use plastic-free 2-week challenge. We want to find out how easy it is to completely eradicate single-use plastic from your life. Additionally, is it even possible to get the products in the local area? She will be sharing her experiences, advice, and tips across the two weeks. Her colleague Joe will also be keeping a close eye on her progress and encouraging Becky all the way. So make sure you keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook feeds.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” – Vincent Van Gogh