From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the growth of plastics is threatening the survival of our planet. What can you do to decrease your environmental footprint?
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remove
The big opportunity for us is to reduce waste by refusing or reducing single use items and replacing them with healthier and reusable alternatives.
You can make a difference! Please take the time to reflect on your impact on our environment, so that we may all work on changing our environmental habits and footprint for the better.
For the animals
For every 1 pound of fish caught, up to 5 pounds of unintended marine species are caught and discarded as by-kill.
Scientists estimate as many as 650,000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels.
70 billion farmed animals are reared annually worldwide.
More than 6 million animals are killed for food every hour.