Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 1/25/23
Blue whales eat over 1 billion particles of microplastic over a feeding season with as-yet-unknown impacts on their health
Blue whales are consuming millions of particles of microplastics every day. According to a recent study, this makes them the largest consumers of plastic waste on our planet.
Ocean non-profit organization Ocean Conservancy rescinds ocean plastics report from 2015 that falsely blames Asian countries only for Ocean Plastic Pollution
The group now says that report unfairly placed blame on Asian countries and was wrong to promote incineration as a waste disposal option.
Unless we initiate a generational change in the way we consume and treat plastics, we won't stand a chance to turn the tide around. While cleaning efforts are great, we need to stop the flow first. Every year of 8 Billion tonnes of plastic still find their way into our oceans. It's time to turn off that tab.
Here’s How Bad Single Use Plastic is Littering the Earth
Gaining control of plastic waste is now such a large task that it calls for a comprehensive, global approach, Jambeck says, that involves rethinking plastic chemistry, product design, recycling strategies, and consumer use. The United States ranks behind Europe (30 percent) and China (25 percent) in recycling, the study found. Recycling in the U.S. has remained at nine percent since 2012
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