"Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea." - Sylvia Earle (ocean explorer, oceanographer, scientist, author, lecturer, legend)
Here at The Ocean Calls we know the impact the ocean has on us. Besides providing us with nutrients for our mind, body and soul, did you know the ocean produces over half of the world's oxygen? That it regulates our climate? Or that the ocean is home to the majority of Earth's plants and animals?
And we also know the impact our choices have on the ocean. Did you know each year in Australia alone we use 4 billion plastic bags? That 30 to 50 million of these end up in our oceans and environment? Or that every year 6 million tonnes of rubbish is dumped into our oceans, with 80% of this being plastic? So we've decided to create plastic-free alternatives that can be incorporated into daily life with little effort and huge effects. Our products are completely plastic-free - from our canvas bags to the cotton used in our beeswax and vegan wraps and reusable produce bags. Our threads are natural as are our tags and business cards. Even our postage satchels are fully compostable.
So thank you for choosing to make a small change. Because multiplied, these can change the world.