Live Sustainably to Protect Our Oceans

The concept of sustainability is becoming more popular and widespread by the day.

Sustainability is a way of life which simultaneously protects, enhances and supports the earth's natural ecosystems.

Would you consider yourself living sustainably?

The Ecosystem Doesn't Need US

Our planet is amazing in creating life, reproducing and healing itself, when it's given enough time to do so. Sadly nowadays, we consume more than the planet can produce, which leads to imbalances in the ecosystem.

There are two types of disturbances to our ecosystem - the natural disturbances that cannot be prevented (earthquake, flooding, etc.) and the human-induced disturbances that can be avoided. Examples of such disturbances are overexploitation, habitat destruction, pollution, bio-invasion and climate change

Save Our Oceans!

The oceans especially are at the rink of pollution from debris. The marine life and its ecological balance also suffer due to polluting by sewage and waste discharges, oil and gas, sea transport activities, overfishing, an accidental spill of oil and accumulation of plastic debris, and so on.

Take plastic, for example. Plastic does not break down and marine life will often eat it by mistake. The same marine life we, later on, consume as a “delicious” meal.

We have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than we had in the whole of the lastcentury. So it is no surprise that plastic is the most common element found in the oceans.

This is why here at MONA we are proud to reduce the impact of fashion industries on the environment. We go even further by directly contributing to help remove plastic waste from the oceans. This is done thanks to innovative fabrics that are made from recycled material and collected fish nets and plastic from the oceans, to make functional and comfortable MONA wear. 

Did you know?

- Approximately 1.4 billion pounds of trash per year enters the ocean

-Ocean pollution kills more than one million seabirds each year

-Each day thousand tons of trash and waste are dumped into the oceans around the world.

How to help: 

There are many things you can do to help. Every little effort and every little help counts. Take straws, for example, we all enjoy sipping cocktails through a straw, maybe thinking 'oh well, it's just one straw', now imagine other 8 billion people on the planet thinking the same way.

Can you see how important our decisions are?

  1. Say NO to straws
  2. Use a reusable water bottle
  3. Buy reef safe sunscreen
  4. Avoid plastic packaging
  5. Support sustainable businesses
  6. Join beach/ park cleanups in your area
  7. Use reusable tote cotton bag

Next time you go shopping or you are dining out, remember the golden rule:

Reduce

Reuse

Recycle

"A sustainable future is one in which a healthy environment, economic prosperity, and social justice are pursued simultaneously to ensure the well-being and quality of life of present and future generations."

~ LSF 'Learning for a Sustainable Future'

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