Plastic in the ocean

More plastic in the ocean than fish

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

Plastic pollution

Plastic pollution is the accumulation of plastic waste in nature and the ocean. It affects nature and wildlife habitats. Indirectly, it also affects our own health. Plastic cannot biodegrade, so the waste builds up and releases toxins. Plastic is used in almost everything and often ends up in places where it does not belong. Due to the large use of disposable plastic, this waste mountain will only increase.

The ocean and marine animals

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 harm to countless seabirds and marine animals through entanglement or poisoning. In fact, small pieces of plastic are seen as food by fish, turtles, birds and other marine animals, causing serious injury and often death. In addition, it leads to chemical contamination of the fish we ourselves 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 thus enter the food chain.

Whale calf poisoned by plastic-tainted breast milk.

Seals get caught in nets.

Turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish.

What can you and Retulp do about this?

Retulp is committed to making the world a better place by offering alternatives to single-use plastic to help combat the plastic soup. By saying no to single-use plastic, less plastic ends up in nature and the oceans, which results in less pollution. Choose a reusable drinking bottle, thermos flask or lunch box to do your bit too. Because you use your drinking bottle more often, less plastic is produced which saves dozens of disposables per person each year. Moreover, Retulp donates 1000x the contents of the bottle to clean drinking water in third world countries! So help to close the plastic tap and open the drinking water tap again. This way Retulp is good for you, another person and the planet.

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