Straws; the newest boogie monster in the plastic pollution world. With campaigns to ban plastic bags, use reusable water bottles, and bring ceramic mugs, the next obvious fight is straws. Around the world, straws regularly rank as one of the most common types of plastics found on beaches. Each year Americans use 500 million straws. … Continue reading ACC Says We Should Use Less Straws
What a great video explaining why water bottles are ridiculous! Use a reusable. https://www.facebook.com/PlasticPollution/videos/10157181809255884/
https://www.facebook.com/take3forthesea/videos/1599199263452162/ You don't eat the bottle cap of your water bottle. The fish in our oceans shouldn't either!
The New Plastic Economy (Ellen McArthur Foundation) has been working hard to closet he recycling loop. The biggest barrier is a low demand for recycled plastic. MARS, Marks & Spencer, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, Unilever, Wener & Mertz have all reiterated their pledge to increase the recycling industry. The companies have pledged to use recycled products, … Continue reading 6 Big Companies Make a Plastic Pledge
Plastic pollution is making our reefs sick. Reefs in general are under siege. As incredibly complex and fragile ecosystems, the rapidly changing climate and chemistry of the oceans is putting them in peril, their very existence at risk. Loss of reefs would be devastating as they protect coastlines, support fisheries, and drive tourism. When most … Continue reading “Plastic Waste Associated with Disease on Coral Reefs” – Lamb et al (2018)
The tide was high this morning. And I had a great paddle with friends. But every single one of us returned with pieces of plastic and trash on the front of our decks, or stuffed in our hatches. The Elkhorn Slough is probably one of the cleanest waterways in California. Most of the surrounding land … Continue reading High Tide Trash
https://youtu.be/45fTU2MtU5s Plastic-Free Waterways video series. Courtesy of Syracuse University, NY.