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How you can help clean up beaches during COVID-19

As we dive deeper into COVID-19, most of us are feeling frustrated working from home. Plastic usage around the world has increased and some of us who have done beach cleanups before or are interested in participating in a beach cleanup in the future might wonder about how we could help out our local beaches. For some background information, there has been more COVID-19 related trash like masks, gloves, syringes, etc., washing up on our beaches. As we get further into the global pandemic, we are finding more and more medical items on our beaches. More PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) are showing up on beaches and bodies of water. Indonesian researchers have found that 16% of medical waste is comprised...

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Sustainability in Seafood | Singapore

What does unsustainable seafood mean?  Unsustainable seafood refers to seafood that has been caught or farmed without consideration for the longevity of the species and well-being of the oceans. In short, irresponsible fishing (over, unreported, illegal, unregulated etc) is unsustainable because it depletes the adult fish population, impeding breeding.  However, it is important to be aware that it is not just the fish we consume that are affected, but the bycatch that results from irresponsible fishing methods. Every year, billions of unintentional catch like dolphins, sharks, marine turtles and corals die due to destructive fishing methods.  Illegal fishing methods include bottom trawling - an industrial technique that uses huge nets weighed down by ballast and drags along the seabed. The...

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5 Eating Habits That Can Help The Environment

Cleaning up on your eco- and eating habits can also help clean up our oceans and our environment. Here are five ways to do so! 1. Practice Meatless Mondays TLDR: No need to go cold turkey, just do it once a week! To give a sense of scale, the direct emissions from cattle and dairy cows alone are greater than emissions from any single country other than China.  Source: McKinsey & Company If everyone went vegetarian for just one day, the U.S would save 100 billion gallons of water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.2 million tons of carbon dioxide. Eating less meat can also improve your heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. Some protein alternatives include...

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5 Tips for a Waste-Free Personal Care Routine

The beauty and personal care product industry is one among many that has negatively effect the environment, marine wildlife, and contaminates the human food supply chain. As most of the products produced from this industry are made from plastics, many of which cannot be recycled due to different local and global regulations. So what can we do as individuals? Sometimes all it takes is simple swaps in your lifestyle.  This week, we're sharing five tips that you can follow to build a waste-free personal care routine! Browse through this list and find out how you can make the switch from disposable to reusable and sustainable products instead. 1. Cotton Swabs TLDR: Buy bamboo cotton swabs, they’re comparable in price and...

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5 Ways You Can Save Our Ocean

At Seastainable Co, we’re working to support marine conservation in Southeast Asia. The everyday actions of people like you and I can accumulate to make substantial impact to protect our oceans. Here are five ways you can save our ocean! 1. Make informed choices about seafood  Refrain from consuming overfished species, or reserve them for special occasions if you must have them.  The Caspian Sea is home to the beluga sturgeon (Huso huso), the fish harvested for its roe otherwise known as caviar. Caspian Sea sturgeon accounts for a staggering 90% of the world's caviar. The large fish takes about 20 years to reach maturity before females release their eggs. With their coveted eggs harvested so aggressively, the fish struggles...

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