11 Companies You Can Support If You Want To Help Save Our Oceans
Lifestyle

11 Companies You Can Support If You Want To Help Save Our Oceans

If the beach is your happy place, protect it. Shop mindfully.

26855
11 Companies You Can Support If You Want To Help Save Our Oceans
Alicia's Perception

Eight million tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year. Eight million tons of OUR plastic products. Let that sink in. The number is so large that it can make the problem seem unfathomable or out of reach— like it doesn't affect us directly or like we couldn't possibly help clean up a mess that big.

But if you've ever seen a defenseless sea creature trapped in plastic six-pack rings that a capable human failed to recycle or at least cut apart, or if your catnap in the beachy breeze has ever been disturbed by the feeling of flying garbage rolling over your bare legs, you've been touched by this problem in at least one, small moment.

The reality is that plastic pollution in the oceans is a constant issue and, although you can't solve this problem on your own or in one attempt, you absolutely can make a significant impact. In addition to being conscious of your own behaviors, you can be conscious of your spending habits.

There are so many companies to buy your apparel, accessories, etc. from that use their platform and profits to work toward beach, ocean and marine life conservation. If this is a cause that interests you, spend here and you'll be helping to keep your happy place happy:

1. Sand Cloud

Purchase a summer accessory and have 10 percent of the profits put toward marine life conservation. Become an ambassador and received 50 percent off your first purchase, then on ongoing 15 percent off products in exchange for your promotion of a great cause! (Use my code MORGAN585 to receive 15 percent off.) #SaveTheFishies #SandCloud

2. 4Ocean

This company has pledged to pull a pound of garbage from our oceans and coastlines everytime someone purchases a 4Ocean bracelet, made from recovered and recycled materials. In addition to the offshore cleanups the company's staff members complete themselves, they host onshore cleanups that welcome volunteers. Through these efforts, they've recovered 629,942 pounds of trash to-date. #4Ocean #4Whales

3. Whole Foods Market

You may not have known that Whole Foods frequently holds and participates in events for this cause. The company's involvement includes donations to the Marine Conservation Institute and its current year-long commitment with the Nature Conservancy to promote the importance of a healthy planet. #WholeFoods #Foods4Thought

4. Devocean

20 percent of the company's net profits from its clothing and beachy accessories are donated to the FAU Marine Research Lab at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and the center's nonprofit to benefit sea turtle conservation. #SaveTheSeaTurtles #DevotedToTheOcean #DevoceanCo

5. TOMS

TOMS' Animal Initiative works in combination with the company's well-known One for One campaign to raise awareness and support for global animal protection and the fight against cruel and unsustainable fishing practices. Purchase from TOMS' Oceana Collection of limited edition vegan shoes to spread the word about Oceana, the world's largest ocean conservation organization. #SaveTheWhales #TOMS #Oceana

6. United by Blue

Like 4Ocean, this company will remove a pound of trash from our waterways for every product purchased and uses sustainable materials to create each product. To-date, the company has removed 1,073,905 pounds of trash. #BlueMovement #UBB

7. Norton Point

This company offers sustainable sunglasses made from plastic recovered from our oceans and plant-based material. Five percent of net profits are donated to research, education, and efforts to solve plastic pollution in our oceans. #FindYourPoint #SeaPlasticDifferently

8. Consurfvation

Believe it or not, the REPREVE fabric Consurfvation uses to make its t-shirts is made from 100 percent recycled plastic water bottles. The company evenly distributes a dollar from each purchase between Waves 4 Water, Project Save Our Surf, Santa Monica Bay Keepers, 5 Gyres, and the Gulf of Mexico Foundation. #Consurfvation #DontTrashWhereYouSplash

9. Happy Earth Apparel

This company makes a point to package in 100 percent recyclables and donate 50 percent of net profits toward conservation and sustainability efforts. 50 PERCENT! Although all contributions are not ocean-specific, many of its efforts and blog posts focus on our oceans. #HappyEarth #ClothesForConservation

10. Surfdome

If you surf, skate or ski, consider buying from this company. Surfdome works with Martin Dorey to encourage beachgoers to do a quick clean up of their surrounding area and then pass the challenge along through a post using the hashtag #2MinuteBeachClean. The company also funds research trips all around the world for ocean-minded explorers, documentarians and photojournalists through its program #ThePlasticProject.

11. Samudra Skin & Sea

This seaweed-based, skincare company, created by Senior Communications Officer for the Break Free From Plastic global movement Shilpi Chhotray, collaborates with the Blue Business Council, Marine Mammal Center, and 5 Gyres to encourage and create research and development that will benefit our oceans and coastlines.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Dear Closeted Latina,

You were never alone.

Remember how the Latin world got rocked when Ricky Martin came out?

Keep Reading... Show less

The Caribbean is a place where people go for vacation, but if you set out from a cruise ship you miss out on all the beautiful culture. Their exotic beaches are nothing without their zinging food and hospitality. Locals in the Caribbean are warmhearted with a zest to live life to the fullest.

This is exactly where most of their words and phrases come from, having a good time. I definitely enjoyed myself living in the Caribbean, but it's not always about lounging. They get work done too and I've learned proper phrases for accomplishments.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What's Coming To And Leaving Netflix In August For Your Summer Viewing Pleasure

Just in time for another your end of summer binge-watch list.

Flower Films, Warner Bros, New Line Cinema

August is here, which means we will be losing some of our Netflix favorites but gaining some new ones. Here is a list of TV shows and movies we will be losing and gaining on Netflix during August.

Keep Reading... Show less
Bobbie Hall

I've seen too many people faking various conditions to claim that they cannot wear face masks right now. Often, the claim is asthma and other breathing conditions. I figured it's time for people to hear from those who actually have these conditions. Not only are these people at a higher risk for serious complications after contracting COVID-19, but many of them also have been wearing face masks before this pandemic began. Take my mom, for example. As someone with damaged lungs, she has been using face masks for years. For those with compromised lungs, face masks protect from bad air-quality, dust, and other hazardous things that can be breathed in.

I figured hearing the facts from the source is the best way to hinder the spread of false information. I interviewed my mom about what life is really like for those with compromised lungs during this pandemic.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash

I'll admit it, when I first met you, I wasn't sure how well things were going to work out. Although I didn't know you that well at the time, we seemed to be opposites in almost every way. You were cool, edgy, and laid-back, and I was more awkward, goofy, and anxious.

Keep Reading... Show less

It wasn't until I hit 23 years old that I started getting hangovers. It could've been from two glasses of wine or even a margarita at happy hour, the next day, consider me bed-bound until further notice.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because Air Travel Looks Different Now

If you have to travel, you can — you just have to take a few extra steps.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

As we are learning how to live our lives in the midst of a pandemic, one big question being travel. States that were initially labeled coronavirus (COVID-19) epicenters, like New York and New Jersey, are extra cautious in how freely residents can travel and then come home. Other states may not have the same travel restrictions as the epicenters, but one thing is for sure — no matter where you fly within the United States, that trip will look different than your usual summer vacation. Sure, it can still happen, you just need to take a few more steps to make sure your trip will go smoothly.

Keep Reading... Show less

According to Urban Dictionary, a "simp" is defined as "a man that puts himself in a subservient/submissive position under women in the hopes of winning them over, without the female bringing anything to the table." There are many other definitions for a "simp," but basically it's shaming men who are kind to women without getting anything in return.

Let's just stop attacking nice men. Work out your own issues, don't project your shortcomings onto another man. What happened to the brotherhood? Y'all can lie for each other, but can't raise each other up? You guys can encourage murder, gang rape, and violence against women — or at least stay silent about it — but can't let your brother know it ain't cool when they bring you down for being nice to women with no expectation?

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Top 10 Santana Lopez Performances On 'Glee' That MADE The Show

In honor of Naya Rivera's passing, I compiled a list of her best performances as Santana Lopez as "Glee".

FOX

Hearing about the tragic passing of the beloved actress, singer, and model Naya Rivera was tragic to say the least. "Glee" was a huge part of my life, Santana being one of my favorite characters, so it was shocking to hear the news.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Living With Bipolar Disorder Is An Everyday Battle, But I'm Fighting It

I went from depression, to anxiety, to bipolar disorder.

I've thought about how to write this since my diagnosis. I've thought about what kind of feelings it might bring up from my mom, former friends, and even myself. I've rewritten it a thousand times in my head, but never could quite get the words onto my notepad, but tonight I'm going to sit down and write it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments