Reasons To Be Cheerful #14

Here’s some of the good stuff that happened for the sea in July 2017. Got to keep that balance.   Zimbabwe bans polystyrene Zimbabwe is banning polystyrene for health and environmental reasons, and it’s going to help solve a whole lot of pollution problems. Kaylite, as polystyrene is known in Zimbabwe, is very common but…

Reasons To Be Cheerful #13

Big commitments at the United Nations Ocean Conference The Ocean Conference took place in New York at the beginning of June, a solid week of negotiations and partnerships for ocean conservation. It was a groundbreaking week of commitments, which led to the release of a strong call to action for the health of the oceans….

Step up for the sea in 2017

We all know that ‘New Year’s resolutions’ don’t always last, so why not step up for the sea and think of these as lifestyle changes for the oceans instead. They’re just ideas and you don’t have to adopt them all, but remember that all the little things add up. Tackle our plastic overload Say no…

Wipes – not as clean as they seem

Face wipes, wet wipes, baby wipes, whichever you use, they’re causing the environment some serious problems and it’s not the first time we’ve heard about it. Disposable, single-use wipes are a menace to the environment. They’re often mislabelled or not labelled clearly enough, and so they’re commonly flushed down the loo. The massive scale of…

Reasons to be cheerful #2

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of negative news about the ocean, and so here are some cheerier things to think about that have been in the news recently. It’s not all bad. Microbeads are going to be banned in the UK There was talk a while ago about the government working with…

5p plastic bag charge – for the oceans

As of today, you’ll have to pay 5p for a bag in most shops, and people, including me, will probably grumble about it at some point when they get to the checkout and realise they have no bags. The papers have pushed the importance of reducing the 8.5 billion plastic bags that were given out…