17 Jul '17, 6pm

Reducing #PlasticWaste in the #Galapagos

Reducing #PlasticWaste in the #Galapagos

WildAid has embarked on a new campaign to ensure protection for marine species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. This week, together with the Galapagos National Park Service, we launched a campaign in the Galapagos to fight plastic pollution. Named “+ Life – Trash,” the two-month educational campaign intends to reduce the use of plastic bottles in Galapagos schools. Our oceans currently receive 5-13 million metric tons of plastic waste each year. The results of this can be seen in the oceanic garbage patches— vortexes of plastic debris; overwhelming pollution in coastal areas, including an uninhabited island in the South Pacific that had nearly 38 million pieces of plastic on its beaches ; and marine wildlife deaths due to ingestion of plastic pieces, including a whale that died last week due to starvation after ingesting dozens of plastic bags. Unfortunately, plastic waste...

Full article: http://wildaid.org/news/reducing-plastic-waste-galapagos

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