There are 5 ocean gyres of plastic pollution causing mass devastation to our oceans and magical marine Kingdom. The largest of these 5 gyres is; “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, currently estimated to be a staggering 3 times the size of France and 6 metres deep! A grave and disgusting atrocity of human error on an unfathomable level. 88% to 95% of the plastic pollution in our oceans come from just 10 rivers: the Yangtze, Yellow, Hai He, Pearl, Amur, Mekong, Indus, Ganges, Niger, and Nile. Plastic pollution is a plague to our Planet and Oceans. 5–12 million tons of plastic pollution are estimated to flow into our oceans each year, choking wildlife and toxic chemicals enter the food chain leading to disease and death.
At House of Halos we regularly comb sections of Aberdeen, Scotland’s beach, collecting vast amounts of washed ashore ocean plastic pollution. Everything from fishermen’s nets, cigarette lighters, straws, plastic bottles, ear-plugs, shoes but within this disgusting array of human error we source our “secret jewels”…… plastic bottle tops. All by hand, we then lovingly commence a vigorous cleaning and re-melting process making every single recycled ocean plastic bead truly one of a kind. Wear your House of Halos ocean bracelet and necklace with pride knowing you are part of a sustainable global movement working towards solutions. Together we can make a difference, each time you visit your local beach pledge to yourself to pick up and place in a bin just 3 pieces of ocean plastic pollution. A percentage of profits from each bracelet will help fund and support “The UK Marine Conservation” and “The Ocean Clean Up” charities – “globally aware, globally we care”.
*Please note House of Halos is independent of both the charities we support with our ocean collection and we are not endorsed or sponsored by either.