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Do Your Part to Keep the Oceans Clean and Safe

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Your DGB for today is to help protect our oceans. This is a two part Grab, but both of them should be fairly simple for y’all. 

First, we want you to commit to reducing your plastic consumption. Whether that means stocking up on reusable grocery bags and eliminating those annoying flimsy plastic bags, or avoiding single-use plastics like straws and water bottles, we want you all to make a pledge to drastically reduce your plastic use. We are sure you all heard about the young sperm whale found off the coast of Spain recently that had 64 lbs of plastic and garbage in its digestive system? Or how about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, that is literally a mass of floating trash twice the size of Texas? That is our fault, but we can do our best to fix it. By reducing our plastic consumption and recycling the plastic that we do use, we can help ensure our ocean and its inhabitants stay happy and healthy.

Next, we want you to check out Seafood Watch and make sure the critters you’re consuming from the sea are ocean-friendly and sustainable. It gives you tips on what to avoid, like some popular choices such as Atlantic cod and orange roughy; and what you can feel good about eating, like US catfish and farm raised rainbow trout.

We all need to do our best to keep our oceans clean and make sure we are eating in a way that doesn’t deplete the population of seafood that we so love. Grab back and keep those oceans healthy.

 

At Home Plastic Recycling

Your DGB for today is to increase awareness about independent plastic recycling.

Precious Plastic knows their program is for the go-getter. They’re aware you probably won’t build your own plastic recycling machine, they just want to get the word out to people who might. Are you a young, childless hipster with some milk crates who would love to post all over social media about your new artisan recycling factory? Wonderful! Carry the torch for us all. If not, surely you have a few friends who fit this description, right? (Hint: they are already recycling used cooking oil to power their vintage diesel Mercedes.)

We have finite natural resources, which the Trump administration isn’t particularly interested in protecting. If they get their way, we may need to recycle old plastic grocery bags into medical equipment in the next few decades. Until then, you can create super cool one-of-a-kind stuff like this.