How plastic becomes micro plastic during its journey on land and in the deep blue sea
These days, plastic seems to be everywhere! Unfortunately, that includes plastic that is traveling in ocean currents or caught in the swirl of the garbage patches, or even bedded deep within the Arctic sea ice. With how many tiny bits you may find mixed into our sandy beaches, picking up this micro plastic may feel far removed from the massive problem of plastic that is continually floating in, one wave at a time. However, this cycle is not a one way street and with plastic floating onto beaches, plastic will also be pulled back to sea during high tide. This is because plastic is buoyant and if we can remove the beach plastic we can prevent the plastic from becoming even smaller bits or trapped in the vortex called the garbage patches of our sea.
We cleanup the ocean one stream at a time. We are cleaning up beaches on the West and East coast and host river cleanups. Our goal is working on current issues in Oregon, California, Washington, Texas and Florida researching to learn more about the micro plastics floating onto beaches. We also love working with communities to help share values, as well as working with companies to make sure everyone understands the importance of clean water. All streams flow downstream and end up in our one world ocean. We love working with youth, schools, and cities to help lower pollution runoff, planting native trees. We plant trees around streams to protect both erosion and to help waterways maintain a consistence water temperature. As trees grow taller they shade both urban streams and rivers. We depend on donation and volunteers that allows our nonprofit to have greater impacts annually and to keep income going back in to projects for both wildlife habitat and marine wildlife.