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Plastic: Recycle, Reuse and Avoid


Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Shielded from sunlight in landfills, they won’t decompose for hundreds of years. And the ocean is full of plastic graveyards. One of them, the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch, is 80% plastic and weighs 3.5 million tons.

Marine life ingests and gets tangled in plastic bags. Toxins from plastic and Styrofoam are released in the ocean and affect fish later eaten by humans.

We carry refillable water bottles and cloth grocery bags. What can you do? Take the three-day plastics challenge and see if you can reduce your consumption.

Lisa Cutter, SLJ 100 Communications

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