Why We Must Stop Ocean Plastic Pollution

8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the ocean every year, including the Mediterranean Sea. This plastic breaks down into tiny bits called microplastics, which are small enough to enter our food chain. The Mediterranean is one of the most polluted seas by microplastics.

Plastic pollution also contaminates the soil, rivers, and oceans. It even enters our food chain. Every year, people and animals ingest more plastic from food and drinking water.

Abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear, known as ghost gear, is the most deadly form of marine plastic debris in our ocean. This type of waste can scour the ocean bottom, trap and drown marine wildlife, and endanger navigation and fisher economies. Globally, 45% of marine mammals, 21% of seabirds, and all sea turtle species have been impacted by marine debris, including ghost gear.

We believe it's time for governments and businesses to take responsibility. We need to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics and invest in better waste management systems. We also need to develop new technologies to remove plastic from the ocean.

At Sand and Camels, we are doing our part to reduce plastic pollution. We regularly look for eco-friendly materials and use recycled box packaging for our orders. We also encourage our customers to reduce their plastic consumption by offering reusable bags and straws.

We believe that everyone has a role to play in addressing the plastic pollution crisis. By working together, we can make a difference for the health of our oceans and the planet.