17 Jul '17, 3pm

19 U.S. aquariums ban plastic straws and bags, while promising to do more

19 U.S. aquariums ban plastic straws and bags, while promising to do more

Going plastic-free is the most ocean-friendly choice. People visit aquariums to celebrate marine species, which is why it is somewhat incongruous to see visitors using plastic straws, shopping bags, and other single-use disposable items that are terribly damaging to the oceans. If anyone should take a stand against plastic waste, it should be aquariums and their visitors. Finally, it appears this dilemma is being resolved – or at least is on the road to improvement. A coalition of 19 U.S. aquariums, all members of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) that receive a total of 20 million visitors annually, have just announced that they will be phasing out certain single-use plastics, effective immediately. As of July 10th, straws and plastic bags are no longer handed out, and disposable plastic bottles will be greatly reduced or eliminated by 2020. Simultaneously, the ...

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