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Taking responsibility for our ocean trash
What can one person do to cut down on the amount of plastic in the ocean? How about picking up 560 pounds of garbage from the shoreline?
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 8:06 PM
We all share the blame for this one, at least those of us living in the developed world. We all use plastic — it's nearly impossible not to these days
— and we all have shared responsibility for the various massive islands of plastic soup found in various gyres around the world.
Leah: count me in. I live in Portland, Maine, and have easy access to plenty of shoreline in need of some pickin' up. My 32 years means I have to pack up 484 pounds of trash.
How about you? Will you pick up (your age x 15.12) pounds of trash from the ocean?
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