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   Every morning, with the new tide, plastic pollution is purged onto the beach – Usually a water bottle or balloon, sometimes a plastic bag or shotgun shell.

  During the peak of summer months is when things like beach toys, sunglasses, and glow sticks start washing up.  Most beach goers don’t realize that this kind of plastic pollution is harmful to sea turtles and marine life. 

The Truth about Plastic

  Did you know, every piece of plastic that has ever been made is still somewhere on this planet?  The horrible truth is that, by 2050, oceans will have more plastic than fish. You can help by reducing your plastic footprint.

Some FACTS about Plastic Pollution

  • 50% of the plastic we use is used just once and thrown away

  • enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth 4 times

  • we throw away 35 BILLION plastic water bottles Every year

  • more than a million plastic bags are used every minute

  • every year 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide

  • over the last ten years, we have produced more plastic than duringthe whole of the last century

  • it takes plastic 500 – 1000 years to breakdown and degrade.Plastics are not biodegradable. They break apart into smaller pieces, called microplastics.

  • wildlife suffers the most. Animals ingest plastics and it continues to affect the entire food chain. Single use products are the largest contributor.

  • plastic bags, bottles, and other throw away items fuel this epidemic.

Thank You for supporting our mission to keep the beach clean and safe for nesting sea turtles. You generous gift will fund our outreach programs, the Washed Up Project and our Beach Toy Borrow Boxes.