Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters our worlds' oceans. This plastic harms animals, people, and even economies - especially here in Florida where we depend on tourism. We want to do our part to help teach people what we can do to make a difference to limit the amount of plastic (and other man-made debris) that enters our oceans.
We will host a beach cleanup for kids in our communities here in Pinellas County. At this cleanup, we will educate the kids and their families about what we can do to limit the amount of waste we make and alternatives we can use to single-use plastics. We'll also provide clean trash and recyclables for the kids to upcycle into artwork, to emphasize fun ways that we can reduce, reuse, and recycle.