Hot off the back of World Oceans Day on 8th June, the 9th June marks Coral Triangle Day
Ocean lovers from across Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world celebrate the Coral Triangle bioregion – home to more marine species than anywhere else on the planet.
The Coral Triangle is the global epicentre of marine biodiversity – a bioregion that encompasses the territorial waters of seven countries (Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Fiji). It is a mecca for divers and sustains much of the world’s appetite for seafood.
This year’s Coral Triangle Day celebrations continue the focus on increasing awareness on the impacts of plastic on marine environment and the destructive wastefulness of single-use plastics such as straws, coffee cup lids, cotton buds and product packaging.
Using the hashtag #PLASTICRESISTANCE and #CORALTRIANGLE, Instagram users are being asked to post images, GIFs or videos that demonstrates how they are saying “NO” to pointless plastics, like bags, straws, coffee cups, cotton buds and packaging.
To enter, contestants should include in their posts a simple message explaining in 50 words or fewer how they are breaking up with single use plastics. They can also nominate someone to make their own plastic pledge. The three entries judged to most powerfully communicate this message will win prizes!
Find out more about the Instagram contest and events that may be happening near you here.