This year’s World Oceans Day (June 8, 2021) theme is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’, and the aim is to carry out sustainable efforts and work towards putting a stop to plastic pollution in oceans. However, this amazing ecosystem is at risk due to the marine plastic litter problem. Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year.
This needs URGENT action!
The concept of a World Oceans Day was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.
We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth, and the promise of the ocean.
We at EcoBlue, think that ‘Plastic Credit’ could be one mechanism that enables recycling all forms of plastic waste and prevent them from reaching our oceans.
Click HERE to learn more about Plastic Credit.