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Support Students for Zero Waste Week, March 17-21, 2014

Go Green. Think Blue. logoStudents in California are inviting their local communities to "Go Green. Think Blue.", and join them in the second annual Zero Waste Week, March 17-21. During this week-long campaign, students are focusing on reducing land-based waste and in turn, helping to protect the health of local marine environments. Their goal is to raise awareness of how single-use plastic and other types of litter affect the health of the local wastersheds and our national marine sanctuaries.

Students are leading by example in their efforts to reduce waste such as replacing single use plastic bags and bottles with reusable items, stepping up their recycling and composting efforts on campus, and working towards the goal of zero waste lunches.

To kick off your ongoing involvment in reducing litter that can end up as marine debris, consider any (or all) of the following suggestions:

  • Say "NO thank you" to plastic straws when you are dining out
  • Replace plastic sandwich and snack bags in your lunch with reusable containers
  • Replace paper plates with reusable eco-friendly plastic plates
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins
  • Say "NO thank you" to plastic bags at your local store and use your cloth bag instead

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Questions or more information, please visit this web page. You may also contact Seaberry Nachbar at 831-647-4204, or by email.
URL: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/new/2014/zero_waste.html    Reviewed: March 05, 2014
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