11 Simple Ways to Save the Ocean From Turning into Plastic Soup!

November 08, 2012 1 min read


11 ways to keep the ocean plastic free

How to Keep All Types of Plastic Out of Our Oceans

1.  Use cloth shopping bags and metal or glass water bottles.

2.  Don't use single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other disposable plastics.

3.  Carry reusable utensils in your bag or car to use at BBQs, potlucks or take-out restaurants.

4.  Replace sandwich bags with a reusable lunch box/bag.

5.  Bring your own to-go mug to the coffee shop.  It's a great way to reduce waste from plastic cups and lids.

6.  Go digital!  No need for CD and DVD plastic cases when you buy music and videos online.

7.  Recycle!  Choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HOPE) plastics, which are the most commonly recycled plastics.

8.  Avoid plastic bags and styrofoam, as both typically have very low recycling rates.

9.  Volunteer at a beach cleanup.  Surfrider Foundation chapters hold cleanups frequently.

10. Support the right kind of legislation, including plastic bag and styrofoam bans and recycling bills.

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left