By Julia Lachica
IT COMES as no surprise that the ocean is now in danger. Due to pollution and climate change, the underwater ecosystem and those who live in it are suffering. Fortunately, there are ways to help conserve the deep. From simple steps such as removing single-use plastics from our day-to-day lives to beach clean-ups, here are a few small things you can do to help save the ocean.
From participating in beach clean-ups to creating art out of the litter collected, volunteering can be done the way you want it to be. The time and effort you make to show your support is one of the best ways you can raise awareness in conserving the underwater world.
Say No to single-use items
Single-use plastics such as plastic bags, straws, bottles and styrofoam take-out packets are one of the main pollutants of the deep. With millions of tons of plastic being thrown into the ocean each year, these single-use plastics pose a risk to the marine ecosystem, choking the sea creatures as well as destroying their homes. By limiting our use of plastics, we will be able to save marine life and lessen landfill.
There are charities spearheading solutions to help conserve the underwater world through the donations of many. These organisations use these funds to invest in protecting and researching methods that will ensure a brighter future for our ocean. A little effort goes a long way.