World Ocean Day

Dear You,

As you know, garbage is a global problem and threatens our nature, animals, people, and their livelihoods. Every minute, around 15’000 kgs of plastic waste flood the ocean. This means that at least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.

By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the Ocean.

The crisis can be ended if the flood of plastic is stopped at the source. WWF is working on an international and political level for an agreement in which the states agree to stop the entry of plastic waste into the oceans. This will be achieved through the improvement of waste collection and recycling in polluting countries.

As this cause is close to our heart, OASEAS supports WWF by donating 10% of proceeds, per order, to change our world’s current status and fight for a better place where we and our future generations can live in.

So, as we know that you care about the planet, we would like to show you why protecting our ocean is so important to invite you to join our cause.

1.The ocean generates over half of the oxygen we breathe. Phytoplankton, tiny marine plants that live on the ocean’s surface, photosynthesize and produce an estimated 50-80% of Earth’s oxygen.

2.The ocean contains more than 97% of the world’s water. The ocean covers approximately 71% of the planet and contains over one billion cubic kilometers of water!

3.The ocean provides at least one-fifth of the animal protein people eat. The ocean plays an important role in food security, accounting for 20% of global animal protein consumption and over 50% in many developing nations.

4.The ocean supports an incredible diversity of life. Scientists estimate that over two million species inhabit the marine environment, but we have yet to discover and catalog over 90% of them!

5.A healthy ocean regulates climate and reduces climate change impacts. Ocean currents distribute heat across the globe, regulating temperature and weather. The ocean also absorbs over 90% of the heat and approximately 30% of carbon dioxide emissions produced by human activities.

6.The ocean provides an incredible source of beauty, inspiration, and recreation. The ocean provides a vast array of recreational opportunities, including diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing, swimming, and many others. Coastal and marine tourism account for a large proportion of global tourism, as people flock to the beauty of the seas.

Happy World Ocean Day!

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