We have a special relationship with the Mediterranean Sea, which we extend to the other stretches of water spread across the planet.
Today, on World Oceans Day, we compile some figures that we must always bear in mind.
Each year around 8 million tons of plastic accumulates in the sea, according to the UN.
Should this trend continue, there will be more plastic waste than fish in the oceans by 2050.
Plastic is so pervasive that it has reached the deepest place on the planet, the Challenger Deep, located 11,000 meters deep. It is one more example of the problem we face.
A study by the Pew Charitable Trust estimates that the annual flow of plastic into the ocean will triple by 2040 if we do not act on time.
Each year we tip 11 million tons of plastic into the ocean. At the current rate, that figure will reach 29 million within two decades.
These are alarming figures that must make us reconsider the way we manage waste.
Life on Earth depends directly on the oceans. However, human actions and climate change are putting them in peril.
Only 3% of the oceans are protected, and according to Greenpeace, the oceans have absorbed more than 93% of the extra heat produced by humans since the 1970s.
The time has come to conserve and use the oceans, seas, and marine resources they provide sustainably.
Let us all work to conserve unique marine species and avoid lamenting their disappearance in the future.
Human beings should live in harmony with the oceans, not threaten them. However, for that to happen there must be a change in our activity and consumption habits.
Everyone’s activity counts
For several years now, Trendsplant has been manufacturing garments using SEAQUAL® YARN, made from upcycled marine plastic.
Every one of our swimsuits made from SEAQUAL® YARN contains about eleven bottles (about 180 grams of plastic).
In recent months we have also opted for a means of dyeing garments that reduces water use.
Our new collection of pants is a good example of the use of this very special manufacturing technology.
Named Eco-Finish Dye, it reduces the consumption of water in the process by more than 90%.
We have also reduced our consumption of chemical products and our carbon footprint by half, as we don’t need the energy to heat the water we no longer use.
We all love to see the sea, the ocean. Perhaps one day that sight may disappear: we must take action now to ensure that does not happen.
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