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Help us raise awareness about marine debris in the Mid-Atlantic with these resources!
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Single-use plastic straws and stirrers continue to rank in the Top Ten items collected by volunteers during the International Coastal Cleanup. This is one type of marine debris that many of us can do without. Ocean Conservancy’s Skip the Straw outreach materials are geared for the general public, restaurants and their patrons to inform how we can do our small part to reduce waste, explore alternatives and stop trash before it can even reach the water. Resources range from an online pledge to stickers, window decals, coaster and tabletop tent designs for restaurants and more. Check the webpage or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request materials. www.OceanConservancy.org/straws
A toolkit developed by Surfrider Foundation as a resource for those looking for information and guidance on bioplastics. The intended audience for this toolkit includes Surfrider Foundation chapters, Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR) members and those interested in this program, retail brands scoping sustainable alternatives, local community leaders, organizations and even legislators.
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) for single-use plastic waste reduction.
Working with sea turtle nest patrol partners across the Southeast US, Ocean Conservancy developed this outreach campaign specifically geared for beachgoers and visitors, to inform how they can do their part to protect sea turtles and other beloved marine life from the harm of ocean trash. Family-friendly messaging provides tips on what to keep off the beach, alternatives to bring instead, and other ways to prevent trash from reaching the water. The main resource is a half-page flyer (attached) as well as stickers and occasionally, magnets (for beach rental properties, visitor centers, etc.). Please reach out to email@example.com to request materials.