Plastic Oceans Canada is excited to announce our brand new partnership with the amazing Norquay Co.
In this collaboration, Norquay Co. has created a limited edition canoe paddle, the design symbolically representing the plastics issue in our oceans, serving as a reminder of just how critical it is for us to all implement greater change.
Hear from Founder, Natasha Wittke on why she chose to partner with us:
“I have always been drawn to the ocean. It’s power, it’s beauty, it’s mystery, at once leave me to reflect inward and inspire me to create. My connection to the natural world forges a deeper connection to myself and with that comes a heightened awareness of the impact that we have on our planet.
I make it a point during my travels to dedicate my morning walks along the beach to cleaning up the inevitable waste that washes ashore and I’m always astonished at the magnitude of the plastic that I collect. It’s disheartening and you can’t help but feel powerless in those moments.
So, when I was approached by Plastic Oceans Canada, I jumped at the opportunity to be an advocate and do what I can to help educate. I have learned that the average Canadian still uses 700 plastic bags, 720 cups, 1025 bottles and 730 straws annually.”
Did you know that:
- By 2050 there will be more plastic waste than fish in the ocean.
- Over 90% of the trash floating in our oceans is made of plastic, around 46,000 pieces per square mile.
- 10% of the plastic we use yearly end up in the ocean.
- More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are already floating in our oceans.
- Some 700 species of marine animals have been reported so far to have eaten or become entangled in plastic.
This new partner association was an opportunity for Norquay Co. to exam their business impact on the environment and they have since reduced their plastic waste by 50%. It’s the little things that add up and Natasha hope’s to inspire individuals and small businesses alike to see this as an opportunity to help and to change.
10% of each paddle sold will directly support our Plastic Oceans Canada initiatives. Help us make a difference and reach our goals by purchasing 1 of 50 limited edition collaborative paddles HERE. These will sell out, so make sure you pick your paddle up sooner than later.