World Oceans Day | Protect marine ecology and get a better future

World Oceans Day|Protecting marine ecology for a better future

The United Nations set June 8 as “World Oceans Day” to arouse people’s attention to ocean issues and develop a worldwide movement for protection. What goals has the international community set? How can we contribute to the protection in the daily skincare routine?

Marine ecosystem: the precious resource for human survival and development

The ocean is the origin of life, which covers 70% of the earth. It plays an important role in climate regulation, biological reproduction, sea transportation, food supply and so on. Obviously, it is the precious resource for human survival and development. However, the marine environment has been severely damaged due to overfishing, overexploitation, plastic pollution, ocean acidification and so on. A series of marine ecological crises is appearing, for example coral bleaching, glaciers melting, sea levels rising and so on.

SDGs 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Confronted with the phenomenon of deterioration, the United Nations has proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), of which the 14th is especially for marine protection: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

There are several sub-targets from it: preventing and reducing marine pollution; managing and protecting marine and coastal ecosystem; mitigating and improving the effects of ocean acidification; standardizing fishing activities effectively; protecting at least 10 percent of coastal areas and marine areas; establishing regulations responding to international laws and utilizing marine resources sustainably.

Protect the ocean, start with daily skincare routine

In response to the goals above, as a consumer, we can also contribute to the conservation of the ocean from our daily skincare routine, such as:

1.Use ocean-friendly sunscreens:

When playing by the seaside, people tend to apply a thick layer of sunscreen. However, the substances on the skin dissolved in the water are harmful to the health of marine life, and even cause coral bleaching, making the marine ecology unbalanced. Thus, it’s recommended that we can choose ocean-friendly products free of detrimental ingredients to reduce the risk of pollution to the marine environment.

Ingredients Prohibited in Ocean-friendly Products

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Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3)
Octinoxate (octyl methoxycinnamate)
Octocrylene
4-methyl-benzylidene camphor
Ethyl paraben
Benzyl paraben
Butyl paraben
Methyl paraben
Triclosan
Phenoxyethanol

Source: UNICARE(2022.06)

2. Choose products of environmentally friendly packaging:

The bottles and jars in the bathroom may also cause contamination. Therefore, it’s suggested that we can buy products with environmentally friendly packaging materials, such as 100% PET, 100% PCR and other single materials, which are easier to recycle. And biodegradable materials made from corn and cane can be completely degraded so as to minimize the environmental pollution.

As the leading manufacturer in the biotechnology industry, Unicare always focus on the issue of earth sustainable development. In order to reduce marine pollution produced by human, we are developing ocean-friendly ingredients and formulas to provide people with more sustainable choices! Welcome to contact us for more details.

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