Ocean Conservancy launches “Plastic Free Cities” in Miami
Miami, Florida – Students participated in a cleanup challenge at Goodlet Park in Hialeah on Saturday morning to commemorate the launch of “Plastic Free Cities” in association with Ocean Conservancy, Debris Free Oceans, and Big Blue & You.
Studies indicate that the health of Biscayne Bay is in grave danger due to pollution, which is destroying coral, fish, and about 80% of the seagrass.
High school kids are being inspired to take action by Ocean Conservancy, the oldest marine conservation group in the country.
High school students will discover creative ways that neighborhood companies might enhance sustainability under the new program.
After completing the course, students are expected to interact in person with business proprietors to persuade them to sign up for Miami-Plastic Dade’s Free 305 program, which aims to decrease or do away with single-use plastics.
In the country, Ocean Conservancy was the first organization to order a thorough investigation into the causes of plastic pollution in Miami, according to a news release.
10,122 pieces of litter were collected by researchers, and 55% of them were made of plastic, including food wrappers and tobacco products.
According to the survey, food wrappers, tobacco products, and pieces of plastic are the main sources of urban litter in Miami. These findings are in line with information from the annual International Coastal Cleanup organized by Ocean Conservancy.
The Ocean Conservancy works to defend the ocean against the most pressing global issues of the day.
Visit http://www.oceanconservancy.org for more details, or follow the organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.