When Seattleites learned that they use 500 Million single-use plastic straws everyday in the US and that many end up in our ocean, someone decided enough was enough. But who...? Visit https://www.strawlessocean.org/stolen to cast your vote.
"Think about the fact that almost every object you touch every day includes at least one component that is made of plastic. Then think about the fact that almost all plastic is made from petroleum." - Ted Danson in his book Oceana https://youtu.be/fzFqELV3P3w Plastics will degrade into small pieces until you can’t see them anymore… Continue reading Plastic Problem
Action: Coastal / Marine Clean Up and Documentation Next time you're on a beach or diving in the ocean, take some time to leave it better than you found it. Here are three fun steps on how you can help raise awareness about plastic pollution in our beautiful ocean! 1. Collect plastic debris using a reusable… Continue reading Coastal CleanUp
Plastic. It's a perfect symbol of our lasting footprint on the Earth. Man made. Petroleum based. Global impact. Destructive. It represents our ability to turn a blind eye to the consequences of our actions in exchange for a perceived convenient lifestyle. It's everywhere ... and it needs to stop. Our addiction to plastic is a… Continue reading Making Connections – Plastic & Oil
That’s right – “Environmentalist” I’m one of those … Environmentalist – A person who broadly supports the goals of the environmental movement, "a political and ethical movement that seeks to improve and protect the quality of the natural environment through changes to environmentally harmful human activities". I’ve always been one, but I’ve never considered myself… Continue reading The “E” Word
The first step in solving the Plastic Problem is to eliminate plastic from the waste stream. Together, we can build a Solutions List to encourage a shift in personal choices. Have a Suggestion? Email email@example.com or Tweet @eco_emily Go Strawless – Enjoy your drink without the useless plastic stick. Request no straw from the waitor/waitress and mention… Continue reading Go Strawless!
The world's first plastic fishing company wants to rid the oceans of plastic pollution. Meet Plastic Whale. The concept is simple. First, the company fishes out plastic bottles and other debris from Amsterdam's numerous canals. Second, when enough bottles are collected, the plastic is transformed into material to make a boat. Third, the new boat is used to… Continue reading Plastic Fishing
Did You Know? Over 2 million plastic beverage bottles are discarded every 5 minutes! It's time to take a personal pledge to eliminate your use. The plastic water bottle is a product widely sold due to manufactured demand. We've been convinced that tap water is unsafe and tastes bad. But, did you know that 1/3 of bottled… Continue reading Drink & Ditch
Action: Coastal / Marine Clean Up and Documentation Next time you're on a beach or diving in the ocean, take some time to leave it better than you found it. Here are three fun steps on how you can help raise awareness about plastic pollution in our beautiful ocean and scenic coastlines! 1. Collect plastic debris… Continue reading Coastal Cleanup
The Universal Recycling Symbol - internationally recognized and the product of a 1970 U.S. art contest. Culminating with the planet's very first Earth Day, Gary Anderson a 23-year-old college student at the University of Southern California won and created the little triangle that's now stamped on every recyclable product in the world. However, all triangles… Continue reading By the Numbers