Plastics in the ocean – it really is a problem Leave a comment

As highlighted in the recent BBC Blue Planet 2 series, “plastic is having a devastating effect on the ocean and slowly poisoning our sea creatures” (1).

Sir David Attenborough has now gone as far as naming plastic alongside global warming as the single biggest threats to the oceans and the creatures that live in them and rely on them.

In episode four of the series, there cannot have been one viewer not routing for the hawksbill turtle that had become tangled in a plastic sack, and but for the intervention of one of the programme’s filming crew would surely have perished.

The series also highlighted how plastics are killing much larger sea creatures such as whales from the chemical contamination it leaves in the oceans. The clear impact for all to see of how the whales were all affected by the death of a newborn calf is surely a wake-up call to all as to just how unnecessary this death was.

The ocean ecosystem represents a huge challenge for many creatures anyway, and with the added threats of overfishing and now plastic pollution there is a very real fear that some species will soon find it impossible to survive.

We as humans cannot control everything. But we surely owe it to our world and to the sea creatures whose quality of life relies on the cleanliness of the oceans to do whatever we can to preserve them as best we can.

A very simple first step is to reduce the amount of non-recyclable plastics we as consumers use.

As our name suggests, Fuji EnviroMAX products are manufactured with the environment at the forefront of our minds. We use only PET-friendly plastics (i.e. plastics that can be recycled) in our batteries and packaging, and over 95% of our packaging is itself recycled. On top of this, because our batteries last up to 7-times longer than other major brands, you’ll go through less batteries too.

By using Fuji EnviroMAX batteries and spreading the word you can do one small thing to addressing this human-created issue in the earth’s oceans.

Further reading

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/19/blue-planet-ii-episode-highlights-plastic-killing-precious-sea/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/42030979/blue-planet-2-how-plastic-is-slowly-killing-our-sea-creatures-fish-and-birds

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