So many news papers talking about this said plastic pollution in our Ocean. Ocean Blue feels this is a huge setback and is killing wildlife, however it's time to act by removing the plastic.
Say no to plastic single use straws
As most Scientist face funding being the only thing holding one back from saving the environment, Ocean Blue Project and our team face the same setbacks, however we have found a easy solution all while watching the waves roll in on Manzaninta Beach.
For over five years our coastal volunteer cleanup team has been using our hands and screens to remove plastic from beaches. We first discovered the more hands AKA volunteers joined our beach cleanups the more plastic was removed.
After a year of collecting plastic fragments and micro fragments ranging in all shapes and colors and our team often finds fragments with other languaes like from japan or china, which only shows how connected our Beach is to the other side of the Ocean.
This is a simple solution. We need more hands removing the plastic and tools provided by other nonprofits that work when removing plastic from beaches.
Ocean Blue has submitted a Initiative called: Bag Fee Initiative for Employment and Beach Cleanup State Fund
What is this Initiative all about?
Ocean Blue has a vision for creating jobs in Oregon. The job would not only help with the unemployment rate for our State, we could create jobs that would allow family's to be able to bring their children to work and make a impact for the environment all at the same time.
If we place a fee on bags in Oregon and allocate the income into a State Fund nonprofits would then submit grants and begin this massive job creation that will enhance beaches, and ultimately save the ocean.
What do we do with all the plastic?
Great question however Ocean Blue is already shipping beach plastic to partners that are using the collected beach plastic to make shampoo bottles, Ashtrays, and other products that is lower the demand for virgin plastic and saving our landfills.
Support the Employment Bag Fee that will not only create jobs for Oregonians but help save our Ocean. All signatures have to be in person!
The more hands the more beach Plastic is removed.
Save The Ocean
Oregon initiative for dedication of revenue from disposable plastic bag sold in the State of Oregon.
Bag fee of .5 cents per plastic bag would create thousands of local beach cleanup jobs for single mothers, fathers, and all Oregonians.
Oregon Bag Fee Initiative for Employment of the Beach Cleanup Fund. A "yes" vote supports redirecting money collected from the sale of carry-out bags by grocery or other retail stores to a special fund administered by the Oregon Coast State Parks Beach Cleanup Fund that anyone can submit grants to.
A "no" vote opposes this measure redirecting money collected from the sale of carry-out bags by grocery or other retail stores to a special fund administered by the Oregon Coast State Parks Beach Cleanup Fund to create jobs.