Support those that protect our oceans

Clean Ocean Companies

Mossel Bay is situated on a breathtaking peninsula and surrounded by the abundant marine life. Protecting our natural assets is crucial for our local economy and securing generations of future visitors. By supporting the Keep Fin Alive campaign we are giving a voice to our visitors to insist on plastic free oceans. Refusing single use plastics is a small step in changing our lifestyle to go completely green.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”
– Baba Dioum, 1968

We know that our beautiful and mysterious oceans, which are the planet’s life support system, are in crisis because of human activities, and that a change in behavior is needed to ensure abundant and healthy oceans for the future of all life.

The infographic was created as a joint project between Keep Fin Alive and Oceans Research, and sponsored by Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve and Mossel Bay Municipality

 

It was created created it to highlight the problems associated with  plastic pollution for our marine life.

– Plastic is regularly found in the stomach of fish and other marine species – including whales.

– Up to 40% of plastic dumped inland ends up in the ocean via waterways.

– Around 8 millions tonnes of plastic is dumped in the ocean every year.

There are easy ways to reduce your plastic pollution impact as listed on the infographic, and below;

#saynotoballoons

#saynotostraws

#plasticfreefriday

#binyourbutts

The following companies have pledged their support to keep our oceans healthy and are no longer offering straws or single use plastics. Please support them in return, by doing so you are doing your bit to protect our oceans! 

 Clean Ocean Companies in Mossel Bay will have this sign displayed at their entrance:

Keep Fin Alive 

Project Co-ordinator

Esther Jacobs | 079 743 5457

 Clean Ocean Companies are committed to:

1) Not offering plastic straws to patrons

2) Not offering single use plastic cutlery to patrons

3) Not offering single use plastic bags to patrons

4) Not offering polystyrene packaging to patrons

5) Provides incentives to customers / clients who bring their own reusable mug or takeaway tub.

6) Are committed to recycling 

We recommend that you keep some stainless steel straws handy when traveling

Look out for these notices at participating restaurants should you not be offered a plastic straw

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