More plastic in the oceans than fish

Every year, 100,000 marine animals die from plastic pollution. If we continue like this, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. The huge swirls of plastic litter, visible on the sea surface, represent only the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath are masses of microplastic that are easily absorbed by marine animals and are impossible to remove. But you can help counter this, today!

Plastic pollution

Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic waste in nature and the ocean. It affects nature and the habitat of wild animals. Our own health is also indirectly affected. Plastic cannot biodegrade, causing waste to build up and release toxic substances. Plastic is used almost everywhere and often ends op in places where it does not belong. Due to the large use of disposable plastic, this mountain of waste will only increase further.

The ocean and sea creatures

About 8 million tons of plastic end up in the sea every year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, no corner of the ocean is untouched by this global problem. This plastic causes great damage to countless seabirds and marine animals from entanglement or poisoning. Small pieces of plastic are seen as food by fish, turtles, birds and other sea animals. This causes serious injury and often results in death. In addition, this leads to chemical contamination of the fish we eat. Over time, the plastic material does not biodegrade, but will break into small particles known as microplastics, which are eaten by small marine animals and will enter the food chain.

Whale calf poisoned by plastic-affected breast milk

Seals get caught in fishing nets

Turtles confuse plastic bags with jellyfish

What can you do about this together with Retulp?

Retulp is committed to a better world by offering alternatives to disposable plastic and thus counteracting the plastic soup. By saying no to single-use plastic, less plastic ends up in nature and the oceans, which means less pollution. To contribute, choose a reusable drinking bottle, thermos bottle, or lunch box. Because if you use your drinking bottle more often, less plastic is produces, which saves dozens of disposables per person per year. Moreover, Retulp donates 1000 times the contents of the bottle of clean drinking water to third world countries! So, help close the plastic tap and open the drinking water tap again. This makes Retulp good for yourself, another and the planet.