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Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese


A Plastic Ocean


trash-vortexPlastic.  It seems like just about everything we use is made of some type of plastic.  230 million tons of plastic are consumed worldwide every year.  Unfortunately, more than 90% of plastics are not recycled.  And since plastic does not biodegrade, the waste sticks around for hundreds, even thousands, of years.  This has resulted in a major ecological problem in the world’s oceans.  Pollution, along with other human action like overfishing, has put the world’s oceans in serious trouble.