Today, single-use plastics account for 40% of the plastic produced every year. Many of these products, such as plastic bags and food wrappers, have a lifespan of mere minutes to hours, yet they may persist in the environment for hundreds of years.
The Plastic Pollution Sand Wave Bracelet is made with real sand from the beaches of Bali. It represents your commitment to ending single-use plastics. Every bracelet donates $5 to Plastic Oceans,an organization that actively that educates youth all over the world about the importance of preventing plastic pollution through film, massive beach clean-ups and by providing Elkay drinking fountains and water refill stations to schools worldwide, empowering youth to be part of the solution to reducing single-use plastic waste.
Together, we help support their commitment to inform, inspire and incite on the issue of plastic pollution.
Cause Bracelets are not just cute colored bracelets. We believe in clearly displaying to the world what you stand for in order to create a space for positive, nonaggressive conversation helping other people ask themselves, “well what can I, my friends and family do to help solve this issue?” We've seen it time and time again, someone will ask, “where’d you get that bracelet? What is it for?” BOOM you have a creative opening to raise awareness.
This is why we have created a brand that clearly and proudly represents important causes all over the world!
Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans. That’s the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world. Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in the last 15 years. Production increased exponentially, from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 448 million tons by 2015. Production is expected to double by 2050.
Plastics often contain additives making them stronger, more flexible, and durable, however, these additives can extend the life of products if they become litter, taking at least 400 years to break down. Microplastics have been found in every corner of the globe, from Mount Everest, the highest peak, to the Mariana Trench, the deepest trough. Plastic microfibers have also been found in municipal drinking water systems and drifting through the air.
Most animal deaths are caused by entanglement or starvation. Seals, whales, turtles, and other animals are strangled by abandoned fishing gear or discarded six-pack rings. Sadly, plastics have been found to block digestive tracts or pierce organs, causing death in these animals.
Microplastics have been found in 100+ aquatic species, including fish, shrimp, and mussels that often find their way to our stomachs.
Plastics are even being consumed by large land-based animals, such as elephants, hyenas, zebras, tigers, camels, cattle, in some cases causing death.
Together we CAN make a difference. This crisis can see significant strides forward with the reduction in the manufacturing of unnecessary single-use plastics, improved waste management systems, proper recycling, and better product design that takes into account the short life of disposable packaging.
That is why we’ve released the Plastic Pollution Crisis Bracelet in support of Plastic Oceans to highlight the urgent need to prevent plastic waste from entering rivers and seas in the first place. Every bracelet purchased donates $5 helps fund research, massive beach cleanups, educate youth all over the world about the importance of preventing plastic pollution through film, provide Elkay drinking fountains and water refill stations to schools all over the world, empowering youth to be part of the solution to reducing single-use plastic waste.
This sand wave-design bracelet is hand-crafted with sand from the beaches of Bali, reminding you daily to do what you can to keep our beaches clean and plastic out of our oceans.