So, everyone’s heard about the 4Ocean bracelets that are made up of recycled bits of fishing lines and plastic right? Well, I’m here to tell you about a line of t-shirts made of recycled plastic that’s being done by a local franchise called 30A; named after a beach road in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. These shirts are called, Dumpster Diver, and are recycled from eight 16 oz. bottles of water each. These shirts will help to battle and cut back plastic waste that is beginning to consume our planet and our oceans. According to a statistic done by The Guardian, plastic water bottles are “set to top half a trillion” in just three years. In fact, according to a video by 30A Americans threw away 50 billion plastic water bottles just last year. This equaled up to eight million metric tons of plastic now floating in our ocean.
Soon there is to be more plastic and trash in the ocean than fish. This plastic is a harm to our environment, our wildlife, and to us. The plastic is beginning to break down into micro-plastic bits that are ending up in clean drinking waters, inside rocks and bits of land, and even in the fish, we consume. Plastic harms not only fish but sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and other marine life that keep our oceans vibrant. But the biggest problem is protecting the coral reefs of our oceans. They’re like the forests of the mainland.
If the ocean environment collapses it will spread to the mainland and cause harm to all living creatures. Remember that cute Pixar movie Wall-E? It won’t be so cute when that polluted Earth becomes a reality but, in this reality, we won’t have a spaceship/station or new planet to go to. Thankfully though, with the help of companies like 4Ocean, 30A, and the education of plastic banning, we can battle against plastic waste. When buying a shirt from 30A you’re helping to keep plastic waste out of the water and are supporting a noble cause with a trendy top. I hope you guys want to help keep our planet clean and check out these shirts. I’ll leave a link to the video and cite down below. ‘til next time.