SDG 14 保育海洋生態目標: 保護和永續利用海洋和海洋資源，促進永續發展。
Goal of SDG 14 Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
SDG 12 責任消費及生產目標: 確保永續的消費和生產模式
Goal of SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production : Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
我們可以開始用一些環保既用品，例如「珊友好」防曬（Reef safe sunscreen)，環保洗衣液，天然肥皂，牙膏等等。很多化學日常用品都含有微塑料，被沖到海後都會令海洋生物受影響。
我們都可以實行環保3Rs (Reduce減少使用, Reuse物盡其用 & Recycle循還再造) 等我們以一個到超級市場買菜的例子來解釋。
帶自己的環保袋購物 (Redce 減少使用), 如果忘記帶或自己不夠環保袋而購買了一個膠袋的話，下次購物就可以帶回膠袋去購物直至損壞（Reuse 物盡其用），損壞後就能在指定的回收點回收（Recycle 循還再造）。
實行環保3Rs 也可以實踐到SDG12 的其中一個目標，利用減少，重用，和回收去減少廢物來達致責任消費。
Previously, we talked about SDG 14 Life Below water. We can actually all do our parts to help conserve the marine environment!
We can start using eco-friendly products, like coral-safe sunscreen, eco-friendly laundry detergent and natural skin scrubbers and toothpaste. A lot of daily products contain micro-plastics that would harm marine creatures when they get flushed to the ocean so it is important for us to go natural!
We can follow the practice of the 3Rs, reduce, reuse and recycle to minimize waste, especially plastics. Take an example of grocery shopping to demonstrate it.
Reduce-- bring your own grocery bag to reduce the usage of store plastic bag.
Reuse -- if you forgot to bring one or you did not have enough and ended up buying one store bag, bring it back next time until it's worn out!
Recycle-- recycle your damaged plastic store bag in specific locations!
As plastics are usually light so they can be transported to rivers and oceans easily. At least 8 million tons of plastics, equivalent to nearly 57,000 blue whales, end up in the ocean every year. This also caused floating plastic debris to be the most abundant in marine litter. That is why it is so important for us to follow the 3Rs especially with plastics!
Following the 3Rs is also one of the targets of SDG 12, to reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse to achieve responsible consumption.
A lot of amazing marine creatures are harmed by our activities, will you start conserving the marine environment today?
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