An estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic enters our oceans each year. Mass consumerism and over-consumption is the driving force of this epidemic.
Blue Friday is a collaboration of brands and consumers working together to use business for good. Every year on “Black Friday” the participating brands pledge to donate 100% of their profits to a jointly selected Ocean based cause.
In 2019, the first ever Blue Friday, 7 participating local businesses raised $15,203 in one day.
The funds were directed towards the Surfrider, Rise Above Plastics Campaign and were responsible for purchasing 2 Seabins for North Saanich Marina. Learn more about this initiative on our Dock The Debris page.
For 2020, you can participate by shopping at one of these local businesses:
A reusable, eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap that is both beautiful & practical.
West Coast Refill
Vancouver Island’s first dedicated Refillery and Zero Waste retailer since 2017!
Salt & Seaweed
Skincare formulated for exceptional results and unparalleled pleasure – exquisite luxury straight from the sea.
Sustainably built goods for a lifetime of adventure.
The Market Bags
The Market Bags was established with a single vision in mind; eliminating single-use plastic bags.
Wychbury Ave natural and vegan soaps are handcrafted in small batches using plant-based and locally sourced ingredients.
Zero Waste Emporium
Victoria’s first zero waste grocery store.
Born from the Ocean. Canadian Made + Designed to Last.