Our Partnership with the Marine Conservation Society

We are thrilled to have partnered with the Marine Conservation Society, the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. For every purchase you make with Bower Collective, we will make a donation to help protect 1m2 of endangered seagrass.

We asked the team at the Marine Conservation Society to give us an insight into exactly how that donation helps to protect the marine environment.

 At the Marine Conservation Society, we work hard to protect and conserve our seas. We want to stop plastic getting into our ocean and make sure it has proper protections in place so that future generations are able to enjoy the sea in the same way we do today 

We’re always excited to see newsustainable and ocean-friendly products coming onto the marketOur partnership with Bower Collective not only leads to direct action to conserve seagrass, but their environmentally-friendly cleaning, kitchen and bathroom products provide excellent alternatives to single-use plastic products.


Plastic pollution has a significant impact on the health of our seas
 - whether it’s the abundance of plastic waste found on our coasts, or the tiny microplastics that we can’t see with the naked eye. Plastic pollution can be mistaken for food and be consumed by marine animals like fish, sharks, sea turtles and seals, or they can get tangled in bigger plastic items like fishing nets and plastic bags. The overwhelming swell of ocean plastic is having devastating impacts on marine ecosystemswhich is why it’s so important we try to move away from these single-use items completely. 


R
esearch has found that if we don’t take action to reduce our plastic consumption, there could be more plastic than fish in our seas by the year 2050. Our Plastic Challenge encourages people to make the switch to reusable products in everyday life. If we all take part and spread awareness of the problem, we can stop thousands of tonnes of plastic from being needlessly dumped into the ocean every year.  

Every person that decides to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic or even go completely plastic-free really does make a difference to the health of our ocean. 

In a time of climate crisis, we’re taking practical action to reduce the impact of carbon emissions and protect precious marine ecosystemsEarlier this year we launched the Save our Seagrass appeal 

Seagrass is a flowering plant that grows in shallow and sheltered areas of the UK’s coast. This magical plant is not only home to rare and endangered seahorses, it’s a nursery area for cod, plaice and pollock, and a breeding ground for cuttlefish and sharks. As well as all of this, it plays a vital role in reducing the warming of our planet 

Seagrass absorbs 10% of the carbon buried in ocean sediment every year, stopping it from entering into our atmosphere and contributing to global warming. Seagrass really is an excellent natural tool in battling the climate crisis.
 

The problem is, damaging boat anchoring methods around our coast are severely damaging these marine meadows. At the Marine Conservation Society, we’re working to install advanced moorings which will limit the impact of more traditional mooring systems on the sea bed and stop them from damaging seagrass below. We’re also cultivating and planting more seagrass around the south coast of the UK. 

This is only possible because of support from the public and partnerships with companies like Bower Collective. For every purchase, Bower Collective will make a donation to help us protect 1mof endangered seagrass. Not only will buying their sustainable products help to reduce plastic pollution, but your purchase makes a difference in protecting seagrass, conserving marine habitats, and halting global warming in its tracks. 

If you’re interested in reading more about our work to stop the tide of ocean plastic, or our efforts to save our seagrass, head to our website: www.mcsuk.org 

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