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  • June 08, 2023 2 min read

    World Ocean Day

    World Ocean Day is an international day that takes place annually each 8th June. The idea of a Wolrd Day was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    World Ocean Day rallies the world for action on 8th June and throughout the year to create a better future with an abundant ocean and a stable climate.

    Plastics by Numbers

    Much of the planet and in particular its oceans are swimming in discarded plastic, which is harming animal and possibly human health. Here are some of the latest shocking facts. 

    • Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in the last 15 years.
    • Production increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 448 million tons by 2015. Production is expected to double by 2050.
    • Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations. That’s the equivalent of placing fifteen refuse bags full of rubbish on every metre of coastline around the world. 
    • Plastics often contain additives making them stronger, more flexible, and durable. But many of these additives can extend the life of products if they become litter, with some estimates ranging to at least 400 years to break down.

    Sustainability

    In the face of such large and shocking numbers, it is difficult sometimes to see what any individual or small business can do. But we do believe that doing something, anything, however small is better than doing nothing. Our commitments to sustainability include.

    • Zero carbon emissions on all shipping and deliveries.
    • Planting one tree worldwide for every product sold on this website.
    • A commitment to plastic freedom - no plastic in our products or packaging.

     

    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email

     

    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...

    NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for WoolGlobal Welsh and Red Dragon America.

     

    Last update 8th June 2023

    Carbon-neutral shipping with Shopify Planet
    Carbon-neutral shipping on all orders
    825kg
    shipping emissions removed
    That's like...
    2,111
    miles driven by an average gasoline-powered car