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A Vancouver-Based Jewelry Company Is Making Necklaces To Combat Ocean Pollution

Photo: @seaclean / Instagram

As plastics fill up our oceans, a Vancouver jewelry company is fighting back by making necklaces and bracelets.

Sea Clean is a local company that cleans up plastic waste for every piece of jewelry bought.

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Their classic necklace replicates an actual turtle named Peanut, whose body molded out of shape because of a six-pack ring she got stuck in.


“Luckily she was saved but many other creatures don’t survive their plastic encounters,” the website states. “She is a great example of how damaging our plastic culture is on wildlife.”

From now until December 31, the company will clean 2-14 pounds of plastic for every necklace or bracelet sold.

The company brings awareness to the amount of pollution people create on a daily basis. It points out that more than 100,000 marine animals die from plastic entanglement every year.

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“By 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish and that the plastic industry will be responsible for 20% of the world’s total oil consumption,” said President of Sea Clean, Chris Collier.

The jewelry is made up of sterling silver and gold that is 100% recycled. Its packaging uses soy ink and post-recycled paper.

Christmas may be over, but the gift-giving season doesn’t have to be. So, it’s not too late to give back with this sustainable jewelry.

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