Farming of animals for food on land is hardly any better. The documentary Cowspiracy sadly told us that 70 to 90 percent of freshwater pollution in western countries is caused by animal agriculture. Factory farm runoff and livestock grazing are big contributors to water pollution. Pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides, used to grow feed crops enter and pollute lakes and rivers. Everything that ends up in our waterways eventually makes it's way to the ocean. So, it's pretty clear that going vegan is a vital way that we can protect the ocean too!
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Vegan Products Protect Marine Life
A collaborative study between scientists from Canada, the UK, the US, Sweden, and Panama, concluded that if we continue on our current path, there may be no fish left in the ocean by 2048. So, why not protect the ocean by making vegan choices in your diet, and with your fashion statements? Opting for vegan products not only reduces plastic waste, but it improves water quality – protecting all the life that calls water it's home.
When it comes to buying vegan leather goods, you can choose brands that avoid PVC – as we do here at Viktoria! PVC is a bad choice for alternative leather because it breaks down into microplastics. In contrast, PU, or Polyurethane, is a much more ethical choice for vegan leather because it biodegrades without making microplastics, or leaching nasty chemicals. Excitingly, there are lots of other alternative leathers beginning to hit the market too. Many of these innovative new materials are not plastic based at all.