According to Fondriest, if these issues persist, acidity levels will increase in the world’s water sources due to the toxicity of degrading plastic waste and cause adverse health effects. Not only will poisoned water kill wildlife within the oceans, it is also toxic to terrestrial life. As more water sources become heavily polluted, we risk losing safe drinking places. Talk about a lose/lose situation!
How does Planet Love Life propose to tackle these problems?
Planet Love Life is a philanthropic society dedicated to the collection of plastic debris and ‘ghost nets’ ensnaring ocean life throughout the world. They began their admirable pursuit in 2014 and have since educated thousands of young people of the hazardous consequences that plastics can have on our environment, with the most deadly being fishing nets.
The team’s founding members, Rob and Melody Webster, remove fishing nets from beaches and create sustainable jewelry (such as bracelets and rings) from the remains. These fashion pieces serve as a reminder to recycle, as well as to spread marine debris awareness.
Why support Planet Love Life?
Not only can you feel great about keeping fishing lines out of the oceans and away from sea creatures, but your money goes directly to supporting a good cause: removal of plastic pollution. Overall, 15% of the company’s net proceeds go to Earth’s Oceans Foundation, a California-based non-profit dedicated to the repurposing of plastic waste.
Want your own bracelet? Visit planetlovelife.com to check out these handmade alternatives to regular fashion pieces and learn about the movement. Not only is this a great way to give back to a deserving cause, but you’re also saving our environment with one fashion forward step at a time!
Disclaimer: All thoughts/opinions expressed herein are my own (the writer), and not influenced by the company or affiliates in any way. Scientista receives no proceeds for publishing this article.
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Fondriest Environmental, Inc. “pH of Water.” Fundamentals of Environmental Measurements. 19 Nov. 2013. Web. < https://www.fondriest.com/environmental-measurements/parameters/water-quality/ph/ >.
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Amy Massack recently completed her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania this past May. Her undergraduate research primarily focused on molecular cell regulation, however, (upon entering the job market) she has stepped into an Industrial Chemist role. When she's not working or learning new things on the job, you can find her either reading, knitting/beading or exploring the great outdoors.