Plastic Free July | Show Even More Appreciation This Month

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Plastic Free July | Show Even More Appreciation This Month

To go along with appreciating our lakes this month we invite you to join Plastic-Free July!

This is an international effort to reduce the amount of plastic we use, specifically single-use plastics, and therefore limit how much ends up in our waterways and also landfills.

Plastic is ubiquitous, but there are simple ways to start to make a change.

  • Avoid products in plastic packaging (choose alternatives).
  • Reduce where possible (opt for refills, remember your reusable shopping bags, water bottles)
  • Refuse plastics that commonly escape as trash (e.g. straws, coffee cups, balloons, plastic utensils)
  • Upcycle/Recycle what cannot be avoided

Plastics break up into tiny pieces and don’t break down. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today!

Plastic is a pollutant and can degrade habitat, harm wildlife, and may even endanger people’s health. Part of what AquaBio does maintaining the health and beauty of our sites is collecting and disposing of trash.

We are doing our part to reduce the amount of plastic in our lakes, both at the source, and how we use plastic in our products, specifically our floating islands.

Come and join us in our effort.

– Kat

 

By | 2017-07-14T12:36:46+00:00 July 7th, 2017|AquaBio News, Watershed Management, Watershed Restoration|0 Comments

About the Author:

Katharine Tzadik is AquaBio’s senior biologist assisting in the analysis of data, research and development. She has a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Marine Environmental Protection. Raised in the UK and most recently residing in Puerto Rico, Katharine has travelled extensively, taking a role in conservation of coral reefs in several parts of the world. Her experience has taken her from working with sea turtles in Crete, to fish and coral monitoring in Fiji, to working with stakeholders through workshops and meetings in Florida. She brings valuable experience in project management and research, water quality analysis for watersheds, and a keen awareness of local stakeholder values and concerns to Aquabio.

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