- One million plastic bottles are opened every minute around the world, and it is estimated that “In California, five billion plastic caps end up polluting the environment annually.” As anyone who cleans beaches knows, caps are one of the most commonly found items during shoreline cleanups.—𝘼𝘾𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉 𝘼𝙇𝙀𝙍𝙏—ᗰᗩY TᕼE ᖴOᑌᖇTᕼ ᗷE ᗯITᕼ YOᑌ!—Mayday Flower༻࿌ 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝘄! 𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗴𝗼!! ༻࿌Fire Breathing (Plastic) Dragon500 times more microplastic particles persist in Earth’s ocean than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy. #earthday #planetorplastic #shoresweepEarth Rise on Earth Day #earthrise #earthday #thebluemarble #planetorplastic #shoresweepPeople around the world buy 20,000 bottles of water every second, which equals 1,000,000 per minute. Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year and only about 23% were recycled. The vast majority went to landfills or ended up polluting the environment like this one that washed up on the beach in Carlsbad.Too hot!Surfing into cleaner seas in Carlsbad!Marine Debris Mermaid🦖Action Alert - this Tuesday, April 5, the Carlsbad City Council will vote on whether to make single-use plastic foodware go the way of the dinosaurs... EXTINCT! 🦖Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
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A group of North County residents and I first spoke to the Carlsbad City Council about the plastic pollution problem during a Council meeting in February 2019. That evening, Council Members voted unanimously to place single-use plastics on the legislative … Continue reading
During a recent Portrait of a Graduate Student Summit held in Oceanside, young people were asked what skills they thought would be needed in the future. One high school senior replied, “I need to know how to live in a … Continue reading
Sand toys found on the beach make fun designs, but plastic toys can be harmful to children. According to new research from the Technical University of Denmark, “Out of 419 chemicals found in hard, soft, and foam plastic materials used … Continue reading
Plastic cutlery is often among the top ten items found during shoreline cleanups, and I have certainly collected my fair share while walking at the beach. Plastic knives, forks, and spoons are not recyclable in most waste systems, because they … Continue reading
The butterfly effect theory comes from meteorologist Edward Lorenz and the idea that the development of a tornado can be “influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier.” In other words, … Continue reading