How much plastic is in the Chesapeake Bay & in the Ocean?
What does it mean for the Bay’s health and our health?
What can YOU do?
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Learn about how plastics move from littering our streets to contaminating the fish on our dinner plates.
The recent 15-day Chesapeake Bay Trash Trawl found plastic in all 60 samples collected throughout the Maryland portion of the Bay. Find out what this means for public health, the health of the Bay, and what can you do about this toxic pollution that has already entered the world food chain.
|Julie Lawson, Trash Free Maryland||Maryland Delegate Clarence Lam, M.D., (D-District 12)|
|Stiv Wilson, The Story of Stuff Project|
|Long distance ocean sailor aned racing consultant Dee Smith||Long distance ocean sailor and explorer Matt Rutherford|
Hosted by Annapolis Green and Trash Free Maryland.
Sponsored by Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church & Day School and the Annapolis Community Foundation.
Free. Donations to Trash Free Maryland and/or Annapolis Green are much appreciated.
Volvo Ocean Racers' Video About Marine Debris
About those Microbeads
- Reduce, Reuse, and Refuse
- Don’t buy over-packaged products
- Let the CEOs of companies that over-package that you won't buy their products
- Don’t buy products with microbeads
- Don’t buy Styrofoam (polystyrene) products
- Don’t buy single-use bottles of water
- Refuse Styrofoam products, plastic straws and coffee stirrers at restaurants
- Let the manager know how you feel about this
- Carry reusable bags for all types of shopping & refuse plastic bags
- Support legislation to ban plastic bags and Styrofoam food containers
- Write letters to
- The CEOs of companies that over package
- Share this info with your friends and neighbors
If a lot of people take these small steps, we can make a big difference in the health of our waterways.