Join us in Celebrating World Oceans Day

06/08/2020
By Savannah Seydel
Community . Education . Sustainability

Water is life, and it’s true. Our planet is 71% water, and similarly, up to 60% of the human body is too.  

And yet, the bodies of water we depend upon are being suffocated by the roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic dumped into our oceans every year. By 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.  

And that means we’re suffocating too. On average, we are eating, swallowing or breathing in about 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic each week, a new study suggests, which is an amount equal to the weight of one credit card. 

And plastic pollution is only one of the many growing crises our oceans are facing – which includes accelerated climate change, mining and overfishing.  

As a compostable foodservice packaging company, we are proud to provide safe and sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics and support movements like World Oceans Day that share our vision for a better earth.  

And beyond our products, we continue to challenge ourselves to better understand the problem, look inward and help catalyze plastic reduction initiatives around the world.  

Across the board these past few months have served as a humble reminder of how important small acts of courage can be, and in regards to our oceans, that can look like participating in your local government’s public comment period, voting for elected officials that will advocate for our oceans, or simply starting with small lifestyle changes at home.

 

DID YOU KNOW: Our oceans are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.

And above all else, an easy action we can all take is learning more. We encourage you to join us for the United Nations’ World Oceans Day Virtual Event on Monday, June 8th from 10 AM – 5 PM ET, hosted in partnership with Oceanic Global. It will be a day-long event featuring keynote speeches, panels, and presentations with leading voices in the ocean advocacy movement, including Cara Delevingne, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia Earle and Ellie Goulding.

Happy World Oceans Day!

Hey Atlanta restaurants + caterers! Apply to our Sustainable Packaging Relief Program for accessible plant-based packaging at subsidized rates.

Savannah Seydel

Savannah Seydel

Vice President of Sustainability and Impact

I am excited to spend my time thinking about how Better Earth can reduce our environmental impact and serve as a catalyst for change within our community and industry.

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