Vegan Omega-3 supplement company, Calgee, and Sea Hugger share quick facts about the impact of plastic Ocean plastic pollution and 10 ways to take action.
PASADENA, Calif., June 8, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Calgee the 100% vegan and vegan-certified Omega-3 supplement that uses carbon-negative, 100% recyclable packaging, today announced that it has partnered with Sea Hugger as part of Calgee's 1% of Revenue for 1% for the Planet commitment. Sea Hugger is a nonprofit organization focused on protecting and healing the marine environment from plastic pollution through action and education.
Sustainability is baked into every step of Calgee's manufacturing process, beginning with Life's Omega, the only single-sourced and unblended DHA and EHA algae oil. Using proprietary extraction methods, algae is grown in a controlled indoor environment with no added chemicals or toxins. This results in a minimal environmental footprint.
Calgee's packaging is made from renewable resources and has a carbon-negative production process, removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits. In addition to being Vegan.org Certified, Calgee Omega-3 supplements are non-GMO, 3rd party lab-tested, gluten-free, and made in the United States with the highest quality ingredients and no carrageenan. Each serving provides 450mg EPA and DHA in a single, sustainable, and fish-free source.
On World Oceans Day, recognized on June 8th, and every day, we need to be thinking about our Oceans and environment. Oceans make up about 70 percent of the Earth's surface. It's home to 94 percent of all life on Earth. Oceans help regulate climate and provide more than half the oxygen we breathe. There are small things each of us can do that will have a huge impact.
Consider These Ocean Facts:
- Between 4-12 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, enough to cover every foot of coastline on the planet. That's the equivalent of two garbage trucks of plastic dumped into our oceans each minute. Over the next 20 years, that amount is expected to triple.
- Plastic is forever. Plastic debris breaks down into ever-smaller particles, known as microplastics. Different forms of microplastics are present in almost all water systems in the world, including streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans.
- Over 1 million marine organisms are killed yearly due to ocean plastic pollution. Animals who eat plastic often starve because the plastic prevents them from properly swallowing food.
- By 2050 there will be more plastic in oceans, by weight, than fish.
10 Ways to Take Action:
- Source Sustainably: Supporting local farmers, seasonal produce, and ocean-minded businesses helps strengthen a circular economy and healthy ocean.
- Recycle: Don't be a wish-cycler, where you place an item in the recycling bin, hoping it can be recycled when it can't. Check out your local recycling guidelines, knowing them can help save a lot of time, money, and effort at the recycling centers.
- Get Outdoors: Increase your dopamine levels by getting outside. It's said that this will help lead to your having more joy and more appreciation for the outdoors and our environment and that it will help lead to more choices that protect our people and planet.
- Skip the Lid: To-go coffee cups are lined with a thin layer of plastic or are straight-up plastic! Bring your own, or skip the lid.
- Say No to Plastic at the Grocery Store: Plastic grocery and produce bags are not so great for our planet from the resources and production it takes to produce them, not to mention a lifetime of 400+ years. Opt for a reusable bag.
- Use Reusable Utensils: Pass on disposable plastic eating utensils. Instead, use what's in your silverware drawer or invest in some great portable options.
- Skip the Plastic and Choose a Wood Cutting Board: Each slice with a knife creates microplastics, which can get on the food you are preparing. Bamboo cutting boards are great because they are plastic-free and incredibly sustainable (bamboo grows quickly and requires little water or pesticides).
- Opt for Sustainable Body Care and Packaging: Think plastic-free and reusable containers. Knowing what goes down the drain is key, too.
- Think about the 3 P's Before Flushing: There are only three things you can safely flush down the toilet - pee, poo, and (toilet) paper. Flushable wipes are NOT included in this since they don't break down. Find a good bamboo toilet paper because all drains lead to the ocean.
- Opt for Paperless Bills: From the paper, ink, and glue that goes into the printing to the carbon emissions from transportation, switching to e-bills makes great sense for our oceans and environment. It not only keeps your bills at your fingertips but saves on lots of important resources.
About Calgee: Calgee is committed to creating the world's most sustainable and eco-friendly health products. The company is committed to people and the planet first; using only the highest quality premium ingredients; innovation; and working towards a greater good. Calgee is a 1% for the Planet member, giving 1% of its gross sales each year to approved environmental partners through various support. Join Calgee in shrinking our environmental footprints while retaining an ocean's worth of goodness. Visit http://www.calgee.com for more information.
Facts about Sea Hugger: Sea Hugger has mobilized 1,326 volunteers who have helped pick up over 135,068 pounds of ocean-bound litter. Sea Hugger and its volunteers have picked up more than 2,413 plastic pellets, also called nurdles, and caught 18,578 plastic pieces. Sea Hugger has sponsored or supported 12 federal and state bills. Sea Hugger is a nonprofit organization focused on protecting and healing the marine environment from plastic pollution through action and education to drive systemic change that addresses the root cause of the issue. Our mission is to educate the public to reduce plastic dependency while focusing on protecting the marine environment, ensuring the intrinsic rights of aquatic life, and helping create sustainable communities that are no longer affected by plastic pollution. For more information about Sea Hugger, visit http://www.seahugger.org
Adrienne Lenhoff, Buzzphoria PR for Calgee, 248-366-0388, [email protected]