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Let's celebrate World Ocean Day - Komrads

Let's celebrate World Ocean Day

 

8th June is World Ocean Day, a day we celebrate the oceans, but also a moment of reflection and confrontation on how disrespectful we are treating the oceans.

As a Truly Sustainable Sneaker brand, Komrads is very concerned about the increasing stress our oceans are under and thus a big supporter of World Oceans Day.  The main reason of the stress situation is pollution. It’s dumped, pumped, spilled, leaked and even washed out with our laundry. Each year, we expose the world’s waterways to an increasing variety of pollutants — plastic debris, chemical runoff, crude oil and more.

Fortunately, it’s not too late to clean up our act. Conservation.org shared the dirty truth about ocean pollution:

Oil spills:
Headline-grabbing oil spills account for just 12 percent of the oil in our oceans. But two to three times as much oil is carried out to sea via runoff from our roads, rivers and drainpipes.
5 garbage patches:
There’s so much junk at sea, the debris has formed giant garbage patches. There are five of them around the world, and the largest — the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — includes an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of trash and covers an area twice the size of Texas.
More plastic than fish:
Up to 12 million metric tons: That’s how much plastic we dump into the oceans each year. That’s about 26 billion pounds — or the equivalent of more than 100,000 blue whales — every single year. By 2050, ocean plastic will outweigh all of the ocean’s fish.
Ocean Plastics:
Ocean plastic can be broken into smaller pieces — known as microplastics — by sun exposure and wave action, after which it can find its way into the food chain. When it eventually degrades (which can take hundreds of years in the case of a plastic bottle), the process releases chemicals that further contaminate the sea

By using Seaqual's recycled ocean plastics in the manufacturing of our sneakers, Komrads aims to contribute to reducing plastic pollution in the ocean and promoting a more sustainable fashion industry. This initiative not only raises awareness about the environmental impact of plastic waste but also provides a practical example of how recycled materials can be incorporated into everyday products.

Such collaborations between help to address the pressing issue of plastic pollution in our oceans, promoting the circular economy and inspiring consumers to make more environmentally conscious choices.

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