Even Small Bits, Animals can mistake them for food
like glass, aluminum cans, tin cans, plastic drinking bottles
plastics, metals, glass, styrofoam, foil wrappers, cloth, cardboard, paper, leftover food or food waste
Trying to convince a friend to join you in a cleanup? Here are a few reasons why we should all care about the health of our waters:
If we keep our waters healthy, we can keep our livelihoods and economies thriving, protect wildlife, enjoy water recreation, and build a brighter future for generations to come.
Litter on the streets can end up in street drains that flow into urban streams. Urban streams flow to our major rivers and then empty into the ocean. So, littering even in our neighborhoods is contributing to garbage and plastic pollution in our ocean. Litter that enters into the ocean can be carried by ocean currents to beaches across the world and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. January 21, 2021
more litter on the ground? The ocean is a reflection of our city streets, so let’s
keep our neighborhood clean to prevent litter from flowing downstream to our
one world ocean.
Lower you every day single use plastic items that will end up in the landfill. Make sure that your car remains clean. A gust of wind can easily blow trash out of the side pocket of your door and it becomes litter. Keep reusable shopping bags in your car, so you don’t have to use plastic ones on the go. When travelling or going to your favorite swimming hole, be sure to use glass products over plastic when possible. Use Boxed Water instead of plastic, or better yet fill up your own resuable eco-friendly drinking container to stay hydrated. Whatever you pack in, pack out and leave your favorite natural environment places better than how you found them. Be sure to properly dispose of your dog waste bags. It’s not enough to bag it and leave the bag for someone else to pick up. Cut your mask strings and be sure to dispose of masks in waste bins. January 21, 2021
Pick up litter at local parks next to urban streams and rivers. Make a stewardship activity out of your daily walks so keep litter out of street drains that flow into urban streams, rivers, and eventually into the ocean. All plastics break down into fragments, microplastics, and nanoplastics that can end up in our drinking water supply.