Up to 14 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans each year and we are more aware than ever that plastic debris is one of the biggest threats facing our oceans but it can be hard to see how you as an individual can help reduce this immense number. One Plastic Free Day, a campaign organised by A Plastic Planet, takes place on June 5, 2018 and encourages people to give up all products packaged in plastic for 24 hours thus raising awareness around our reliance on the single-use plastics that are causing such huge problems for marine life.
And, while it may seem an impossible challenge to give up all plastic beyond one day, there are plenty of brands you can support that are making a conscious effort to reduce the pollution in our seas. From low plastic beauty brands to those using recycled materials or creating limited edition products, these companies are supporting campaigns and raising awareness about the importance of protecting the ocean.
Click through for our pick of the best pieces you can buy to make a difference and discover more about this solvable crisis by registering to attend the Ocean Talks on June 13, 2018.
Inspired by her background in marine biology, Steph Gabriel started OceanZen to “save the ocean one bikini at a time”. The Australian brand makes its colourful swimwear from fabric constructed from recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles that have been removed from the ocean.
Ocean print bikini top, $70, oceanzenbikini.com