Today, billions of plastic bags and bottles are used every year in the U.S. alone. What happens to all of this trash? 50% is buried in landfills, 5% is recycled, some is used to produce durable plastic goods and the rest remains “unaccounted for,” which is akin to saying, “lost in the environment” from where it eventually gets washed into the oceans. Progress and change is occurring, slowly. In September, California became the first U.S. state to ban all single use plastic bags and is forcing a
To close out 2014 we’re running a show, tell, and give campaign. Show and tell us why YOU ❤ oceans, and give to support ocean conservation. To participate, use the #IHeartOceans tag on social media, and share with friends! Our partner organizations around the world showed that THEY ❤ oceans last June 2014. Here’s how a few more aquariums worldwide came up with a stunning variety of events for visitors to participate in and show care for the ocean: S.E.A Aquarium in Singapore went all-out June 20
Welcome to the international community’s online resource for World Oceans Day, our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean. Explore this site for ideas, resources, and information about how you can get involved.