It’s World Ocean Day today, and I’m feeling optimistic about the well deserved attention this day has been getting!
We need oceans to Breathe
According to nature.org “besides seafood… Ocean ingredients, like algae and kelp, are used in making peanut butter beer, soymilk and frozen foods”. So.. Yum!
There is a whole world out there of people contributing in wonderful ways, but I want to bring 2 projects to your attention that are helping clean up our majestic oceans.
This is a wonderful invention created by an Australian product designer who set out on a mission to clean up the oceans. The Seabin is literally a bin that sucks all of the crap floating around in, while sifting water out. But he tells his story better:
We’ve all head about the dangers of plastic packaging floating around in the ocean and killing marine life, so a small Brewery in Florida took matter into their own hands. They’ve created edible, and biodegradable 6-pack rings which will not harm marine life, but actually provide a healthy food source! These guys make a good point in the video, that if more of the larger players were on board, the cost of manufacturing these edible rings will drop. Making this way of production the norm and not the exception.
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