Plastic Oceans

About a year ago, I wrote about the world’s largest landfill in the Pacific Ocean–twice the size of TX, expanding far below the surface—and the situation has only gotten worse. 1.9 million bits of plastic per square mile in some areas. Since then, the Atlantic garbage patch was discovered.

The Surfrider Foundation recently released this public service announcement, which is very short yet powerful…

What can you do?

  • Reduce, reuse, RECYCLE! It’s your responsibility (please excuse the lecture, but come on)!
  • Buy items that are minimally packaged.
  • Eliminate bottled water from your vocabulary — in the US we toss out enough disposable water bottles to circle the equator every 2.9 days and this number is increasing. Only 15% or less is actually recycled! Worried about your tap water? Get it tested!
  • Say no to plastic retail bags. And paper is not the better option. Bring your own bag!
  • Sign the STOP Plastic Bags global petition.
  • Share this with everyone you know.

You can find updated information about the Pacific Garbage Patch on CNN.com.

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  1. […] run dry because of bottled water companies tapping into their water system. And on the backend, plastic in our oceans—garbage patches floating around… some the size of […]

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