Help us reduce the number of plastic bags that end up in the ocean.
Club Expats, founded by Rebeca Calvet, wants to help reduce the trash in our beaches… and at the same time raise awareness for this problem and money for The Seed School of Miami.
She is proposing to make November a plastic bag free month
By joining this challenge you pledge to donate one dollar to The Seed School of Miami for each plastic bag you use.
These are the facts:
1) Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year, with the average American family taking home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags each year.
2) Up to 80 percent of ocean plastic pollution enters the ocean from land.
3) At least 267 different species have been affected by plastic pollution in the ocean.
4) 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags annually.
5) One in three leatherback sea turtles have been found with plastic in their stomachs.
6) Plastic bags are used for an average of 12 minutes.
7) It takes 500 (or more) years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill. Unfortunately the bags don't break down completely but instead photo-degrade, becoming microplastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment.