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Let’s go recycling together! 

1 February, 2019

Let’s go recycling together!

It’s estimated that 80% of the plastic we dispose finds its way into the ocean. There is an average of 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile of ocean. These numbers are alarming. The ocean is the lifeline of our planet. Plastic not only destroys its natural habitats, but it also directly impacts us humans, the creators of this disaster. At least 271 species have already been seriously affected by plastic waste. Among the most affected species are turtles (86% of the population), marine birds (44%), and  marine mammals (43%). These creatures not only get physically hurt, but also have their natural development stemmed. If we see a plastic bag in the ocean, for us it is clearly a shopping bag. However, for a turtle it is a jellyfish, one of their main sources of food. Another devastating example, the plastic rings used for beer and soft drink cans. These extremely durable pieces of plastic can literally fetter turtles and deform their shells. Along with many other indestructible pieces of plastic, however tiny, they also get polarized in the water, and fish constantly ingest them. Add to that the alarming increase of abandoned fishing nets, where all kinds of species are entangled daily, or the various consumer products such as tires, which are often treated with special chemicals. On top of all this, what takes a second to throw away, remains in our oceans for hundreds of years after finding its way into the ocean, destroying marine fauna and flora. The solution to many of these problems can be recycling. As expensive as it still is, great advances have been made in recent years. And while we’re waiting for that day in the near future when everything is recycled either for raw materials or energy creation, let’s do our part now!

One of the main components of climbing shoes, as we all know, is the rubber sole. For us, this element is fundamental as it provide adhesiveness to the rock. Tulson Tolf is a climbing industry leader in the use of sustainable and polutant-free products. The rubbers are treated with high end sustainable glues, a cost we assume with great pleasure. All materials are all animal-cruelty free and vegan. Our issue has always been the rubber. Until now! After working on a solution for a while, we’re ready for our new project to be launched. Recycling! Please do not throw away your old climbing shoe anymore. Take them to a Tulson Tolf outlet, and we will gladly collect and recycle them. Our number one goal has been achieved – to create a clean product. No animals, no toxic waste, and manufactured in Europe by highly skilled worker, with technology tailored by us to create a product of the future. Our objective number two is in your hands, and that is that the circle closes in the same clean way. Enjoy the products, appreciate them, and when they get old, do not throw them away. Recycle them. We offer you the complete service from start to finish.

WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a declaration of love to the ocean. From Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children Celine and Fabien embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never seen before and learn more about the threats that put our ocean at risk. Three years of research and development were required to obtain the final images that will wow audiences at cinemas around the globe. There couldn’t be a better person than renown sea explorer and environmentalist, Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of the sea legend Jacques Cousteau) to show the beauty of the underwater world and to communicate a clear message: we are putting our oceans at risk. The positive aspect, we can still stop our negative actions that in most cases, due to our lack of knowledge of the repercussions of our actions, end up damaging the marine life. Narrated by renowned environmentalist Arnold Schwarzenegger, alongside an exceptional team of environmentalists, ocean explorers, photography, music and marine biologists, have created a unique treasure where feelings contrast constantly. On one side, the love for the beauty of the colors and the never before seen underwater species, its light and unique energy. On the other side, being witnesses of the damage we are causing with our daily actions. But after all, the message is clear, we have still time to revert the situation. As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “People protect what they love. But how can we protect what we don’t understand?”. Everything starts by learning and this film is the best lesson for all of us. If we have damaged it, we can also fix it.

At Tulson Tolf, we encourage you to see the film as it comes to theatres near you. In the US, it is being released by Myriad Pictures (a one-night event in over 200 screens across the country took place in January 17 and additional bookings are expected, so stay tuned!). In Canada, audiences will be able to experience the film starting February 1st. It is absolutely stunning, with awe-inspiring scenery, in real breathtaking 3D. It makes you feel like you’re diving alongside the Cousteau family. These rarely-seen multicolored creatures performing in an exceptionally vibrant underwater world will fascinate, educate and entertain the whole family as well as communicate an important message: to protect our oceans. For more information, please visit: wondersofthesea3d.com and myriadpictures.com