June 8th is World Oceans Day, a day for celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the ocean. World Oceans Day reminds every one of the major role the oceans have in everyday life.
The choices made as consumers every day can make a big impact on the planet. Whether that’s in kitchens, homeware or the gifting market.
Young, environmentally aware consumers are helping to drive an increase in consumer spend across key ethical sectors. Last year UK consumer spending on ethical products, across 27 sectors, reached £83.3 billion, according to the Ethical Consumer Markets Report.
Since Blue Planet II first brought the issue into living rooms, consumers have started to question and challenge brands on their packaging while governments make moves to implement bans on single use plastics. However, change takes time, and plastic is such a widely used, affordable material, it’s unlikely that this problem will be solved overnight. One potential solution is the increase of multi-use, sustainable products to the market.
The reusable bottle industry is now worth £5.5bn and the global market is expected to expand at 3.6% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2017 to 2025. On the other hand, 1 million plastic bottles are still purchased around the world every minute, and it’s predicted that figures will rise by another 20% by 2021 (according to refill.org), so there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Many conscious consumers have now made simple switches: drinking straws, takeaway coffee cups, plastic water bottles and multi-use shopping bags. There has never been a better time to craft more eco-friendly.
Our eco products selection ranges from stainless steel water bottles to tote bags. Keep the ocean clean… go green!