Tortuga Bottles is an Australian operated business that aspires to reduce the quantity of single-use plastic bottles used on a daily basis.
"On average, Australians use 130 kg of plastic per person each year. Only 9% of that's recycled" - WWF
Australians are one of the main contributors to this problem with "around 373 million plastic water bottles ending up as waste each year" - University of Wollongong Australia
Photo taken Juani Island, Tanzania - Brent Stirton
Tortuga Bottles provides a reusable option for holding beverages. By owning a Tortuga Bottle you are helping reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottles that endup in our waterways.
Unfortunately for turtles, plastic bags and bottles look very similar to their usual food, like jellyfish and seaweed. If eaten, the plastic not only blocks their digestive tract, but makes the turtle feel full. The turtles stop looking for food, which can lead to starvation or drowning due to lack of energy to surface. With the amount of plastics in our ocean this is a common issue for not only turtles, but all marine life.
Helping these animals is what drove us to establish Tortuga Bottles.
Shutterstock.com - Rich Carey
Please visit the following links for more information and to find ways to help save our 220 million year old species.