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 combating 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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In 2018, I'm making a #PlasticPact to reduce my plastic use.
Plastic is harmful to not only whales and dolphins, but to the entire ocean ecosystem. I want to make a difference and reduce how much plastic I use in my everyday life. I am making a pact with Whale and Dolphin Conservation to change my daily habits to help the ocean environment. Plastic is not whale food and I'm going to stick to my New Years resolution in 2018!