Recycling Must Become A Habit

Recycling Must Become A Habit

Recycle. Plastic. Ocean Debris. Columbus, GA, Jan. 19, 2015 (PolyLaws.org) – These words, Recycle, Plastic, Ocean Debris, are some of the most popular words in our society today. They are spoken a multitude of times each day. They are written about in numerous publications on a daily basis. They are Tweeted too many times to […]

Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban

Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban

“Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban” is an environmental guidebook for starting a plastic bag ban in your hometown. Easy to read, the book chapters include: “Problems with Plastic Bags”, “Elements of an Ordinance”, “Getting City Hall’s Attention”, and “Resources” that will help in your campaign. Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban is written by Ted Duboise, […]

Make Waves in Your Hometown

Make Waves in Your Hometown

Yes, there is something that you can do to help curb plastic pollution in our oceans, rivers and waterways! Always use reusable bags – this is no small part; Start a plastic bag ban in your hometown. Starting a plastic bag ban is no small task. It may not be for you. Get this handbook […]

Making Waves in Bellingham, WA

Making Waves in Bellingham, WA

In Bellingham, Washington, two ladies decided that they wanted a plastic bag ban in their town. Brookes Anderson and Jill McIntyre Witt started the ball rolling. They called their group “Bag It Bellingham”. Then they engaged the help of Seth Fleetwood, a City Councilman. “We have plans for a Citizen Awareness & Education Outreach throughout […]

Making Waves in Brownsville, TX

Making Waves in Brownsville, TX

On the Gulf Coast, Rose Timmer and her non-profit, Healthy Communities of Brownsville, spearheaded a grassroots effort to get a plastic bag ban passed in Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville is a border town with Mexico. Timmer and her volunteers worked two years on the process. After a year, in September, 2009, they formed an environmental advisory […]

Plastic Common and Persistent Ocean Pollutant

Plastic Common and Persistent Ocean Pollutant

Plastics are now one of the most common and persistent pollutants in our oceans today. From plastic bags to micro plastics, or nurdles, plastic pollution in the ocean continues to increase each year. Although the plastics industry seeks to minimize the risk and dangers of these pollutants, studies show that they are a major contributor […]

Plastic Ingestion by Northern Pacific Fulmars

Plastic Ingestion by Northern Pacific Fulmars

A recent study, in 2012, of the seabird, Northern Fulmars, indicated an increase of plastic ingestion by these birds over the past forty years. The study was lead by Stephanie Avery-Gomm, a zoology graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. In the study, researchers collected dead northern fulmars from several eastern North […]

Plastic Ingestion by Storm-Petrels

Plastic Ingestion by Storm-Petrels

Here is a study of Leach’s Storm-petrels and how much plastic is ingested by the bird. The study was conducted in Newfoundland, Canada. The researchers found that 48% of the birds contained plastic, some up to 17 pieces of plastic. It was also determined that plastic ingestion has increased in this species in the Northwest […]

Recycling is Key

Recycling is Key

If all plastic carryout bags were recycled, we wouldn’t need to ban plastic bags. The EPA says that only about 12% of plastic bags are recycled in America. In 2008, 102 billion plastic bags were produced in the United States. At a 12% recycling rate, only 12 billion were recycled. Of the remaining 90 billion […]

Recycling as Convenient as Plastic

Recycling as Convenient as Plastic

Most disposable plastic can be recycled. Few Americans recycle because it is inconvenient. I fully believe that people would put recyclables into recycle bins if there was a recycle bin handy. Trash cans are everywhere you go: at the gas station, convenience store, fast food outlets, at the mall, at the park, on the beach. […]

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