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As residents of a coastal community surrounded by beautiful beaches, waterways and greenspaces, we all must take steps towards reducing our single-use plastics and make conscientious conservation decisions in our everyday lives. Even relatively small changes can lead to big impacts in our community, sea life and water quality. Explore the Purely Jupiter campaign resources below to learn more about other organizations, their various programs and ways you can get involved. 

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Facts/Tips

  • Plastic straws are among the top items collected at beach and coastal cleanups every year.  If you don’t need to drink using a straw, commit to skipping the straw and add your voice to the sea of people taking a stand for the ocean.
  • 100,000 marine animals die each year from ingesting plastics.
  • Some ways you can make a difference on Earth Day are: bring a re-usable coffee cup & water bottle to work, plant a tree, attend a beach or park clean-up, ride a bike to work or car-pool with others.
  • It takes up to 200 years for a plastic straw decompose. Consider skipping the straw or finding a re-usable alternative. 
  • Nearly 9 million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year.
  • in the US alone an average of 1.6 billion disposable pens, over 1 billion toothbrushes, and 40 billion plastic utensils are thrown away each year. Loggerhead Marinelife Center has a handy ‘at-home plastic audit’ list to  help you identify the sneaky disposable plastic items in your life and some sustainable alternatives to purchase instead.   
  • It’s estimated that over 8.5 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, and once this plastic enters the marine environment it will never go away. Instead, it breaks down over time into smaller and smaller pieces but will remain plastic. By directly removing this plastic from the marine environment, millions of other pieces are prevented as well! 
  • Skip plastic packaging when possible. You can help reduce the amount of plastic waste produced each year by opting for items packed in alternative materials like cardboard, glass, metal, bamboo, etc.
  • 500 million single-use plastic straws are used in the United States every day. This means that every year, we use enough straws to wrap around the earth 2.5 times.
  • Reduce the amount of marine debris from fishing gear.  Collect all unused traps and bring monofilament fishing line back to shore for proper disposal.  Look for monofilament recycling bins in marinas and at boat ramps. 
  • Debris in the ocean can spread invasive species, become navigational hazards, introduce toxic pollutants, endanger human health, and injure or kill wildlife.