How to keep our oceans free of plastic and chemicals

Another problem heavily taxing the health of the oceans is the amazing number of chemicals that enter through rivers, streams, and groundwater supplies. This occurs due to many different reasons, but the biggest is the improper disposal of toxic chemicals such as oil based paints, household cleansers, and even pharmaceuticals. Instead of flushing such things down the toilet or into the sink, it is best to contact the nearest hazardous waste program to find out their collection locations and times. It is also a good idea to find out if a local pharmacy will accept outdated and unused drugs that can be disposed of properly too.

Instead of using those toxic household cleaners, try making your own. Club soda, lemon juice and baking soda can all be used to make non-toxic and eco-friendly formulas. These will also save you ton of money.

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Are you aware that the number one material polluting the world’s oceans is plastic? Bags, disposable cutlery, cups and plates, and all kinds of unnecessary items will end up in a landfill, and a great deal of this garbage then makes it to the oceans. In fact, around 80% of the plastics in the ocean originated from the land.

This means that it requires effort on the part of modern consumers to reduce the amount of plastic debris they create in order to help save the oceans. How is this done? Simple: reduce the amount of plastic you use. The most common pieces pulled from along the shores include water bottles, shopping bags, and plastic utensils. None of these items are necessary in the least and the sooner someone ceases using them the sooner they will stop appearing in the ocean.

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