Help the oceans today

Rise Above Plastics

Sponsored by: Surfrider Foundation

There is a section of the Pacific Ocean twice the size of the continental United States called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Within it, 100 million tons of plastic swirl in a vortex of currents. There is so much plastic in the water that it outnumbers zooplankton by six to one!

This plastic ends up in the stomachs of marine birds and animals. In fact, one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die globally each year due to ingestion of or entanglement in plastics.

Plastic is forever, with virtually every piece of petroleum based plastic ever made still in existence. That’s why it’s so critical to our oceans and beaches that we dramatically reduce our use of plastics, especially single-use plastics, starting today.

You can make a difference for our world’s oceans, waves and beaches — pledge to rise above plastics today.
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  1. satyrical said,

    July 2, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    It’s really disgusting to think that humans could have caused such a huge problem in the relatively short time we’ve existed in earth’s history.

    You know, I found a video on YouTube that really brought this point home, if you’re interested. It’s surprising to me that more people haven’t heard of the situation, actually. Here’s the YouTube, it has Edward Norton, if you’ve seen the National Geographic series. Enjoy!

  2. satyrical said,

    July 2, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Oh, here’s the link if the embed didn’t work. 😀

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