The Brightside: Australian Marine Conservation Society. Our 1% For The Planet Charity Recipients.
Here at Banabae, we believe in the power of positivity and that every business has an opportunity to make the world a better place. Each financial quarter as part of our 1% for the planet commitments, Banabae donates 1% of total sales to a charity fighting for people and the planet. This quarter that charity is the Australian Marine Conservation Society and their initiative to fund a Turtle Rescue Hospital.
Help fund a Turtle Rescue Hospital
The recent floods in Queensland have been devastating for both local communities and our native ecosystems. Turtle hotspot Hervey Bay has almost no seagrass left after devastating floods. Seagrass is a main food source for sea turtles. There have been 10X more stranded turtles in the wake of the floods, and local turtle rescuers have been doing their best, but they are lacking essential resources.
To help save turtles, we need a well-equipped turtle hospital in the region now more than ever. The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is supporting the University of Sunshine Coast's proposal to build the Fraser Coast Sea Turtle Rehabilitation and Research Centre.
If you wish to donate, you will help fund critical equipment for the new turtle care centre right on the Fraser Coast - a global turtle hotspot, now rapidly becoming a natural disaster zone. With your support, we can ensure the dedicated turtle rehabilitation facility can open its doors next year with the vital equipment it needs. Your gift today will mean injured turtles can be rescued and treated immediately without having to be transported hours from their ocean homes.
Join Banabae in our support for the Turtle Rescue Hospital by finding out more about the initiative and donating here.
Fighting for our oceans
Did you know that by 2050, if nothing changes, plastic in the ocean with outnumber fish? This is a truly shocking thought. This is why we are so passionate about fighting against eliminating plastic pollution.
Eight million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year. If we are going to turn this around, we must do everything we can to reduce plastic waste.
As a business, we are conscious of our environmental footprint and are always looking for ways we can embed more sustainable practices into the core of our business.
You can find out more about our business ethos here.
So what do we do with all that plastic?
At Banabae, we are always looking for the most environmentally friendly fabrics to use in our products. For our latest range of swimwear, we have for the first time, used REPREVE(R) - a high-quality stretch nylon made from recycled plastic bottles.
What is REPREVE(R), you may ask? REPREVE(R) are the leading brand of recycled performance fibre made from plastic bottles. Using recycled instead of virgin polyester produces fewer carbon emissions, and giving plastic bottles a second life keeps them out of our oceans.
Wallflower Eco Paddle Suit
Made with REPREVE (R)
Sundaze Floral Eco Paddle Suit
Made with REPREVE (R)
Turning the tide on disposables
Nappy wastage is another massive issue adding to our waste problem, with 1.5 billion discarded in landfill in Australia each year and the product taking an estimated 150 years to break down. A pretty shocking statistic… and not a planet we want to leave for our children.
That’s why Banabae has teamed up with EcoNaps for its new range of swim nappies. These nappies are the perfect reusable alternative to single-use nappies. Created with high quality fabrics, these swim nappies can be worn over and over again to create many water-filled memories. They are machine washable with a quick-dry mesh inner and are suitable for most public pools and swimming classes.
Econaps X Banabae Swim Nappy Beneath The Waves
Econaps x Banabae Swim Nappy - Wall Flower
Our top three ocean-loving initiatives
To cap things off, here are our three favourite ocean-loving initiatives to keep you in the fight to save our precious oceans.
1. Reduce your individual carbon emissions
In the last half-century, the ocean has absorbed 90% of the excess heat created by burning fossil fuels. We can all decrease the effects of climate change on the ocean by cutting our individual carbon footprint. Ways we can do this includes electrifying our homes, divesting from fossil fuels and flying less.
2. Say no to single-use plastics
To minimise your impact, remove unnecessary single-use plastics from your daily habits. These small steps could include using a Keep Cup, carrying a reusable water bottle, and dining in to save on packaging.
3. Fall in love with the ocean
If you love something deeply, you are more likely to stand up and fight for it. If you are lucky enough to live by the ocean, make it part of your life with activities like surfing, swimming or even just a nice relaxing walk along the beach. I promise you it will be good for your soul and reconnect you with this beautiful world of ours.
SHOP OUR RANGE OF ECO SWIMWEAR MADE WITH REPREVE (R) FABRIC:
Rainbow Slider Rashie
Beneath the Waves Rashie
Rainbow Slider Paddle Pant
https://repreve.com/ https://www.sustainyourstyle.org/en/recycled-nylon- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-07/nappy-recycling-program-to-reduce-plastic-waste-in-landfill/101737628