Why Is This Day Important?
Sure, we humans don't live in the ocean, but our world very much depends on our oceans. Our oceans actually provide vital living components to us like clean air and water.
The ocean provides the majority of the oxygen we breathe, cleans the water we drink and helps regulate our climate.
Our plastic waste and neglect for our oceans are killing many of our friendly sea creatures that have been here millions of years before humans. By the year 2050, scientists have predicted that the plastic in our ocean will outweigh the fish. As they rely on the ocean for their food source, they ingest tons of plastic which sadly results in death.