September Focus : OCEAN PLASTICS
As we fall into fall, heading to the beach one more time to recover, catalogue, and recycle debris provides an opportunity to lend our hands to reclaim part of our collective waste footprint. Last fall along New York State shorelines, 66,830 pounds of debris was collected during American Littoral Society beach clean ups, and most of it was plastic. It’s been widely reported that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Plastics bio-accumulate toxins and, as they weather, break into smaller and smaller pieces, working their way into the food chain carrying carcinogenic compounds. We need solutions big and small to combat plastic pollution in the oceans for the health of marine life and for our own.
Join Artichoke Dance Company 9/23 at Manhattan Beach for a community beach clean up