Be an ocean hero! Mermaids are not only mythical water spirits. We are ocean warriors, who are on the mission to save our fragile underwater world. Human influences such as overfishing and pollution are a big threat to the oceans. The oceans produce around 70% of the Earth’s oxygen. Therefore, they are essential to life on Earth. The fate of our seas is not only up to the government or industry. Our individual and daily actions matter too. You can be an ocean hero by reducing water pollution and runoff at home, being more mindful of your plastic consumption or organising a cleanup of your local waterway. And guess what? Your mermaid party is perfect start. We show you alternatives to plastic straws, balloons and co.
A plastic straw – It’s something that comes with most beverages that we order. Though at first this small straw may not seem like a lot, when it’s usage is added up, plastic straws create a big problem for the environment. And, with Australia using 10 million straws every day, that’s a lot of trash and potential litter. Straws are not accepted by most curb side recycling programs. When plastic straws aren’t recycled, they end up in landfills, or even worse, polluting our oceans. Did you know that 80% of bottles don’t get recycled? From land fields the almost weightless bottle easily finds it’s way into the ocean environment and causes big damage. Swallowed by whales or dolphins it is responsible for thousands of dead sea creatures every year. A plastic bottle requires up to 700 years to dissolve and will never disappear, only break down into smaller pieces. Trash is easily produced, but it can also easily be rejected. See our tips on how to have a plastic free mermaid party and lifestyle.
The mermaids would like to thank you for helping to keep our ocean’s clean. It is not a matter of “the future”. The future is already here. Your children want to be 70 or 80 one day… lets make sure they still can!
Safe the Oceans – Safe the Mermaids