We’ve adopted a whale!
Here at CraftStick, we want to help care for our planet as much as we can, and we know you do too. So everybody, meet Reflection, our newly adopted humpback whale and leading lady in aquatic relations! By adopting Reflection, we’re supporting Whale and Dolphin Conservation, the leading global charity in protecting whales and dolphins.
So, here’s a little bit about Reflection
Reflection was first spotted in 1992 when she was just a young whale, and was given this name because of the beautiful symmetrical pattern on the underside of her fluke. Since then she has been raising five calves and has escaped being entangled in fishing gear at least five times! It’s safe to say she’s a feisty one, but we want to help support Whale and Dolphin conservation to stop these unnecessary struggles from happening to future whales like Reflection and her calves.
Some scary figures
It has been recorded that 56% of all whale and dolphin species have eaten marine plastics they have mistaken for food, and that 80 bags were found in the stomach of a dead pilot whale in 2018. According to the Worldwatch Institute, it is estimated that the average European or American person uses 100 kilograms of plastic every year! Most of this consists of packaging, and we don’t like that!
How we can help
Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet, so we’re working hard to keep the amount of avoidable single-use plastic we use to a minimum. We send all your orders in plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, and some has been previously recycled already. We’ve tested various options to make sure all our eco-friendly paper and cardboard packaging is super strong and durable, whilst creating as little waste as possible. We even put a mini parcel in the fridge overnight!
We will continue to donate and support WDC, and we will keep you updated on what Reflection and her friends are getting up to. Right now, she’s arrived early in the Gulf of Maine (as she always does), probably so she can take her pick of the best feeding spots before it gets busy!
For some super handy tips on how you can minimise vinyl waste, check out Save the Whales: 5 Tips For Avoiding Waste!