Help save the ocean and protect endangered marine animals by cuddling this giant octopus plush!
Every giant octopus plush removes 5 lbs or 2.5 kg of plastic from the ocean, restores and plants coral reefs worldwide, and stops overfishing and bycatch by criminal enterprises which help to protect endangered marine animals from extinction.
Our giant octopus plush is uniquely handmade with recycled materials. Get this giant octopus plush as a symbol of your contribution, and encourage others to take action to protect the ocean before it’s too late.
Help Us Save The Ocean From Its 3 Biggest Threats!
By the end of the century, our oceans might be overheated, acidic, and lifeless — with catastrophic consequences for humans, marine life, the earth’s climate, and much more. Your giant octopus plush helps to preserve our oceans and create a safe future for all of us.
Plastic Pollution: 88% of the ocean surface is polluted by plastic waste
An estimated 33 billion pounds of plastic leaks into the marine environment every year—this is roughly equivalent to dumping two garbage trucks full of plastic into the oceans every minute. On top of that, only 9% of all plastic produced is recycled and hundreds of thousands of marine animals suffer from entanglement and plastic ingestion on a daily basis.
But that’s not all. Plastic never goes away. Instead, it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces called microplastics. When eaten by fish, some of those chemical-laden microplastics work their way up the food chain and into the fish we eat. In a decade, we could be eating 5 lbs / 2.5 kg of plastic, the equivalent of over two sizable pieces of plastic pipe. Help us keep plastic out of the ocean and off our plates by purchasing this giant octopus plush. Each octopus stuffed animal removes 5 lbs / 2.5 kg of plastic from the ocean.
Climate Change: The last decade was the hottest in 125,000 years
Oceans absorb over 90% of the heat gained by the planet. Increasing global temperatures are already destroying our coral reefs. Healthy coral reefs = healthy oceans = healthy planet. Although reefs have survived the last five mass extinctions, they can no longer keep up with the speed of global environmental changes caused by human activity. Losing all of our coral reefs is worse than losing every rainforest on the planet because they produce around 70% of all the oxygen we breathe.
We have lost more than 50% of our coral reefs in the last 30 years. If we don’t act now, scientists estimate that in the next 20 years 70% to 90% of all coral reefs will disappear. We depend on coral reefs for the air we breathe and the fish we eat. Plus, they protect our coastlines from storms and erosion and increase fish biodiversity. Your giant octopus plush plants and restores coral reefs worldwide.
Overfishing & Bycatch: Over 30% of marine animals are caught accidentally by commercial fishing operations
Of the 93 million tons of fish caught every year, 38.5 million tons are bycatch, sharks included. While it is illegal to harm endangered species, many are accidentally caught during commercial fishing operations and then dumped back into the ocean. Some of these incidents are reported, but many are not. This decreases the population of endangered species at a higher rate.
Your giant octopus stuffed animal funds campaigns that detect and capture criminal enterprises engaging in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing operations.
Be Proud of Yourself! 15% of profits will be used to remove 5 lbs/2.5 kg of plastic from the ocean, plant and restore coral reefs around the world, and fund campaigns against illegal fishing operations. We have partnered with Marine Conservation Organizations to protect the oceans from today’s greatest global challenges.
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