People and organizations across the globe will celebrate and honor our ocean on World Oceans Day on 8 June 2015. At Azura, we strive to protect our ocean and its inhabitants throughout the year. We hope that others will learn more about how they too can help to promote the health of our ocean on this special day. Take part in a World Oceans Event near you.
We are all linked to the ocean. Even if you live inland, your actions and behaviors can impact the ocean and its resources. Trash and pollutants are carried out to sea from land via rivers, streams, and the wind. Both inlanders and coastal residents can make small changes in their everyday lives to help conserve the ocean. One simple change is to avoid using disposable plastic bags. More than 8 million tons of plastic trash, including millions of disposable plastic bags, litter the ocean every year.
Join us and others in taking the Better Bag Challenge this year in honor of World Oceans Day. Packaging your store purchases in reusable canvas bags instead of plastic will reduce the trash in our ocean and help save the lives of sea turtles, whales, dolphins, seabirds, and other wildlife who call the ocean their home.