In October, Surfrider and Teva are sponsoring Rise Above Plastics Month, with scary facts about plastic and our oceans – and a challenge to everyone to “reduce your plastic footprint.”
Here are a few spooky thoughts from the Surfrider Foundation:
- Plastics are the most common type of marine litter worldwide, accounting for 90 percent of floating debris.
- Plastics do not biodegrade, but instead break down into small particles that persist in the ocean, absorb toxins, and enter our food chain through fish, sea birds, and other marine life.
- In certain places of the ocean, the amount of suspended plastic particles actually outnumbers ambient plankton.
Click here to read Surfrider’s 10 ideas for reducing plastic in your life: http://www.rapmonth.org/10-ways/
One Foot at a Time Plastic-Art Contest
You can also have some fun creating ‘found art’ from a Surfrider beach cleanup event or your own plastic cleanup mission, and enter to win a Timbertek surfboard, Teva sandals, and a Surfrider Foundation reusable water bottle. The last day to enter is Oct. 30! Read about the contest here: http://www.rapmonth.org/ofaat/
Photo credits: Surfrider Foundation