And they could use your help! FACT #1 About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually[1]. Of those, 236,000 tons are microplastics[2] – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail FACT #2 There are five massive patches of plastic in the oceans around the world. These huge concentrations […]

via 4ocean has removed 2,552,176 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines — Hurn Publications

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COMBATING PLASTIC POLLUTION

Some major consumer brands are committed to the re-introduction of re-usable glass and metal product containers, citing a goal of having all products in these re-usable or recyclable containers by 2030.

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The New York Times reported In a rare bit of good news for North Atlantic right whales, a third newborn calf was spotted last Thursday, and the breeding season isn’t half over. Last year, no new animals were born in a population that spends its calving season along the southeastern coastline of the United States. Their […]

via 3 Newborn Endangered Right Whales Seen After Year With No Births – The New York Times — Natural History Wanderings