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Friday, Aug 1 2014, 04:16PM

Plastic in the Oceans

Plastic bullet in North Atlantic

 

Plastic is being found in marine environments all over the world.

It is breaking down into microscopic particles, being eaten by aquatic wildlife (who then sink and die), attaching to other objects, and washing ashore.  

(Photo credit: 5Gyres.org)

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Alternatives to Plastics

Plastic AlternativesThere are lots of alternatives to plastics. In our new Information section you will find information on various plastic alternatives, how safe they are, and whether they can be easily recycled.

A few examples of plastic alternatives include glass, ceramicstainless steel, and wood. This section is a work in progress with more alternatives coming soon!

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ACTION

Action CampaignsBeat the Micro Bead Campaign

Sign this petition initiated by The 5Gyres Institute to support the elimination of plastic polyethylene micro-beads in personal care products.

 

Protect Canadians' Health: Ban BPA

Help to protect Canadians' health, by sending this letter to Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and to Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment.

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