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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.

 

Clean the World, One Tiny Shampoo Bottle at a Time

Your DGB for today is to support the Clean the World Foundation.

Communicable disease is still a huge problem that kills millions of people,  mostly children, every year. While dirty water contributes to the issue, did you know that another problem is lack of access to soap? Clean the World is looking to solve that problem while also giving hotels the chance to lessen their environmental impact. This organization collects slightly used soap bars and bottles from individual hotels and hotel chains and recycles it into new soap. It then distributes it to communities in need.

 

Clean the World also provides:

Emergency Relief and Humanitarian Aid

Outcome-Based Hygiene Education Programs

Microloans

Local Hygiene Promotion Programs

Community Engagement

 

Please go to the Clean the World Health Statistics web page and check out this information: https://cleantheworld.org/need-and-impacthealth-statistics/

If you want to go a step further you can also volunteer or organize a volunteer event at one of their recycling locations. Those are currently in Orlando, Las Vegas and Hong Kong. They also appreciate donations as little as $1.

And you thought those tiny little bottles of shampoo were silly. Hotel toiletries might not save the world, but they could go a surprisingly long way towards saving lives.

 

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.