This month, we’re celebrating Plastic Free July—a few weeks dedicated to reducing our reliance on single-use plastics.
What does it take to collect more than 150 tons of floating trash in less than a year? You might expect the answer to be some kind of futuristic machine, but the truth is, the Inner Harbor’s Water Wheel has accomplished this feat through its combination of old and new technologies.
From snack bags and straws to candy bar wrappers and bottled water, single-use plastics are plentiful. The Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2016 aims to eliminate disposable plastic bags at points of sale in Maryland.
This Saturday, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from approximately 100 countries will participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).
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