It’s no secret that the world’s oceans are in a sorry state.

 

Why? Let’s take a look at the basic recipe:

 

Ingredients

  • The over-consumption of fish and seafood
  • Commercial fishing methods
  • A global plastic addiction that knows no bounds
  • A staggering increase in single-use plastics
  • Unscrupulous production methods from large multi-nationals
  • Mismanagement of waste and by-products

 

Method

  • Mix together in an increasingly populated world where convenience culture is rife
  • Pour into the oceans and seas – all of them
  • Stir

 

It’s little wonder that we’re left with what experts are calling a “plastic soup” in place of once-pristine oceans teeming with marine life. Collectively, we know that irreparable damage is being done, but sometimes we are not aware of just how bad that damage is.

 

Working to combat the issue and to raise awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans is SLO active, a sustainable swimwear brand that produces 100% sustainable, biodegradable, and ethically produced swimwear that looks and feels great. Their range is free of synthetic materials and fabrics that contribute to the ever-growing plastic microfibre problem.

 

SLO active have put together a guide to guide to plastic pollution and its impact on our oceans. The guide sets out a few facts and stats onjust how much plastic is in our oceans, and consequently, in our food chains.

 

It’s not all doom and gloom though, SLO active also go over some possible solutions and a few grass-roots movements that are tackling the problem head on. They also show us a few simple ways in which we can help too.

 

You can check out their guide here.

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