Our Ocean Plastic Pledge
It’s estimated that 150,000,000 tonnes of plastic is already in the ocean and this is set to increase at around the rate of 8,000,000 tonnes a year – it’s a well know fact that by 2050 there may well be as much plastic in the ocean as fish by weight. 90% of children’s toys are made from plastic – the exact figure is unknown but it’s inevitable that some of these do end up polluting our oceans. If you have ever done a local beach clean up, unfortunately, there is a very high probability that will have found a children’s toy or two!
There are many projects that currently take place to try and reduce the amount of ocean plastic. These can range from local beach cleans to larger scale, high technology initiatives. Envirotoy will donate 1% of its turnover to these projects where their goal is to reduce the amount of plastic in the oceans.
Why are we doing this you may ask? The reason is quite simple – we want to protect the oceans for the very children that will play with the toys that we sell. Plus, our owner, Stuart loves the sea so it’s something he wants to do!
Currently we support Surfers against Sewage and the great work that they do to protect oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. We are a member of their 250 club and top this up once a financial year depending on turnover that year (April to April).