Cheap for one is not so cheap for the animals suffering in our one world Ocean. by Richard Arterbury
New Yorkers and beach cleanups will be seeing fewer foam takeout containers, coffee cuts, and packing peanuts make of Styrofoam. A few containers will remain being used at butcher shops or anyone business who can prove that getting rid of plastic foam containers will have a large negative backlash effect on their over all bottom line.
The foam ban, was approved back in 2013 by city lawmakers, but the restaurant industry put up a large fight to reverse this measure, all the while calming how cheap plastic pollution products truly are, however a judge stepped in and approved the ban.
Today if the businesses have until June 30 to rid the plastic pollution and all polystyrene, stock or they will receive fines up to $1,000 dollars per offense.
Exploring New York Cities Polluted Waterways
Ocean Blue volunteers hosted a 3 hour cleanup yesterday and we will share what we collected in the post below.
Cities Supporting Foam and Plastic Bans
Thank you for supporting Ocean Blue and if you find any mistakes please keep in mind our team is super busy and work from beaches and rives. We would love your help with edits.
Effects of Urban Development Clean Water Ecosystems so our non-profit-making is nowadays studying the relations between stressors (chemical and physical) and stream ecology (fish, algae, and aquatic invertebrates) at hundreds of small streams across 5 major regions of the us. we've got considerations concerning the degradation of urban streams ineffectual to assist filter runoff headed to our Ocean.
In urbanized areas, small streams are often overlooked or forgotten, however these streams will scale back contamination, ease flash flooding, and improve the aesthetics and livability of our daily surroundings. Contaminants, surround destruction, and streamflow flashiness resulting from urban development disrupt biological communities, particularly sensitive aquatic species. each stream is connected downstream to larger water bodies, including rivers, reservoirs, and ultimately coastal waters.
Inputs of chemical contaminants or sediments at any purpose on the stream will cause degradation of water quality downstream, harming biological communities and economically valuable resources, like fisheries and business. It’s thus vital to understand that urban-related stressors are most closely linked to biological community degradation, and the way multiple stressors is managed to protect stream health as a watershed becomes increasingly urbanized.
The effects of our daily lives on groundwater quality are apparent in the concentrations of nitrate, pesticides, and different man made chemicals found in shallow groundwater beneath urban and community land. A commonly used product in urban and community areas, pavement made with coal seal coats, is contributing to toxicity in streams.