Almost 90 percent of floating marine debris is plastic.
Plastic and other trash in our oceans is estimated to be killing more than a million sea birds and 100,000 mammals and turtles each year according to United Nations reports
Curbside recycling in Portland, and the metro area is pretty good. We do a good share better than many other cities of the United States, that is for sure. But there is a huge amount of plastics that we can't recycle at the curb - and it always pains me to throw them in the trash. We can do better!
I just found this tidbit, you can recycle all sorts of plastic that they don't pick up at the curb!
Check out the Plastic Roundup, coming in October (and is actually a fairly regular event).
Start saving up all those plastics that you normally throw away, and give them new life! Don't let them waste away in the great Pacific garbage patch.