“We’re treating the oceans like a trash bin: around 80 percent of marine litter originates on land, and most of that is plastic. Plastic that pollutes our oceans and waterways has severe impacts on our environment and our economy. Seabirds, whales, sea turtles and other marine life are eating marine plastic pollution and dying from choking, intestinal blockage and starvation. Scientists are investigating the long-term impacts of toxic pollutants absorbed, transported, and consumed by fish and other marine life, including the potential effects on human health.” National Resources Defense Council

Photo: George Steinmetz

Photo: George Steinmetz

What habits can you change in your home and community to reduce the consumption of single use plastic and harmful plastic pollution? Here are some links to start you on your journey to living a lifestyle free of single use plastic. Good for you, good for our oceans!

Storage and Gear
Bioplastics and “green” products
Plastic Free Product Links

Communities and states are passing legislation to ban single use plastic bags, microbeads, polystyrene and bottles. Find out what you can do to support those bills and vote for leaders that embrace your values for protecting our planet and our health.