05 Jun '18, 9pm

How we plan to beat plastic pollution on #WorldEnvironmentDay

How we plan to beat plastic pollution on #WorldEnvironmentDay

Today is World Environment Day and the theme is "Beat Plastic Pollution!" As one of the five main initiatives of the Surfrider Foundation, plastic pollution is now recognized as one of the major threats to our ocean and coasts, and rightly so. It is estimated that every year, 8 million metric tons enter our ocean , which is absolutely unnacceptable. However, a change in perspective and the way we use everyday essentials can make significant impacts on the health of our ocean, waves and beaches. Today, the UN released this video that shows what we can call do in our personal lives to reduce plastic waste. Modifying personal habits are a positive step. In addition, advocating for good policies that change the market for plastics creates systemic change and is something Surfrider volunteers fight for every single day. The Surfrider Foundation is on the front lines of the batt...

Full article: https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/on-world-env...

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