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Six Solutions For Fighting Plastic Pollution - The Salt Box
Everyone loves the idea of a vacation by the sea. Walking along the beach, feeling the warm sand between your toes, and gazing out into a beautiful blue floating pile of plastic bottles? Scientists estimate that roughly 40% of the ocean’s surface is covered by plastic. This is more than just ugly; it’s devastating! Marine animals mistake it for food, endangered sea life gets tangled in it, and as many plastics break down they release harmful toxins such as BPA that affect marine life and humans alike. Billions of pounds of plastic end up in the oceans every single year. So, the question is; how can we stop polluting the oceans with plastic? Reusable bags! Almost every store sells a reusable bag with their logo on it for a small price. For a higher price, you can buy one with a better-looking design. If you really want to make one fit your style, make a craft out of it. Buy a plain bag and attach pins, use fabric markers or iron-on decals for a personalized eco-friendly bag. To go with your reusable bag, buy a reusable water bottle. Although the plastic ones have some cool designs and may be cheaper, …