Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans primarily from rivers. The plastic afloat across the oceans or left on mountains contaminates the natural environment so critical to our active lifestyles. At Twintip, our mission is to empower local learning through physical activity. Physical activity that, at its core, relies on nature to facilitate the sports we love.
Plastic and pollution won’t go away by itself. That’s why all profit from the twintip.com merchandise store helps fund clean ocean initiatives. Stay tuned for more local and community led initiatives you can get involved in to support the clean ocean cause.
Did you know….
- When we burn fossil fuels, we don’t pollute just the air but the oceans, too. Today’s seas absorb as much as a quarter of all man-made carbon emissions, which changes the pH of surface waters and leads to acidification. This problem is rapidly worsening—oceans are now acidifying faster than they have in some 300 million years. It’s estimated that by the end of this century, if we keep pace with our current emissions practices, the surface waters of the ocean could be nearly 150 percent more acidic than they are now.
- The majority of the garbage that enters the ocean each year is plastic—and here to stay. That’s because unlike other trash, the single-use grocery bags, water bottles, drinking straws, and yogurt containers, among eight million metric tons of the plastic items we toss (instead of recycle), won’t biodegrade. Instead, they can persist in the environment for a millennium, polluting our beaches, entangling marine life, and getting ingested by fish and seabirds.
- The fate of our seas is not only up to the government or industry. Our individual, daily actions matter, too. You can start by reducing water pollution and runoff at home, being more mindful of your plastic consumption, or organizing a cleanup of your local waterway.
If you are participating in any activity, we encourage you to think about what impact you will have on your natural surroundings. If you want to hear more or learn about how you can get involved in other eco- initiatives email us at email@example.com.