The statistics on plastic are staggering. Estimated 500 million plastic straws used in the US each day. 35 billion plastic water bottles thrown away each year in the US. 50% of the plastic we use is single use. Plastic doesn't degrade, it just breaks into smaller and smaller pieces. So what does this have to do with whales and dolphins?
As plastics break down into small pieces, they are eaten by plankton and fish. Whales eat these fish and accumulate plastics in their own bodies. Evidence is mounting that whales are an essential part of the ecosystem by providing us with oxygen, supporting fish stocks, and combatting climate change and all because of where they take their bathroom breaks. We need whales and plastic is not whale food.
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Let's make a #PlasticPact.
Your end of the bargain: For your 2018 New Year's resolution, reduce your use of plastic in your everyday life to help the entire ocean ecosystem.
Our end of the bargain: We will email you a challenge each month to help you cut down your plastic use and support you along the way!