As a community committed to building a better tomorrow, we should consider two things: Why beaches exist and where those plastic conveniences end up. The answer is one and the same: the ocean. Here are six things you can do this summer to reduce your plastic waste -- and help keep our ocean clean.
Kyra Sedgwick, film actress and star of television's popular show The Closer, is using her famed communications skills to educate the public and world leaders about something that really upsets her: single-use plastics.
Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?
This year, President Obama issued an executive order to implement conservation-based management of our public seas, while marine researchers discovered an area in the Pacific containing 40 times more plastic than plankton.