Environmental Impact

Project 330 is meant to help reduce plastic pollution in any way possible, big or small. 
Some easy things you can do are to use your own grocery bags instead of using the disposable plastic bags or using a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic disposable ones.
Larger Project 330 cleanup events include things from cleaning up the side of road M-15 in Michigan to cleaning waterfronts in Tel Aviv, Israel.

 
Image by John Westrock

What's Happening To The Environment?

The Great Lakes are "the largest surface freshwater system on Earth" says the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA), and the Great Lakes are being affected every day by plastic pollution. According to Science Daily, virtually 10,000 metric tons or 22 million pounds of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every year.

 

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of plastic pollution and other garbage in the Pacific Ocean. According to National Geographic, nobody really knows exactly how much garbage there is out in the ocean because of how much is below the surface and how much all the pollution varies in size and density. 
All of this garbage is spreading everywhere and it can do a lot of damage. Sea Turtles often confuse plastic bags for their favorite snack, jelly fish. Albatrosses mistake plastic pellets for fish eggs and feed them to their chicks, causing them to die of starvation and ruptured organs.

Image by Anastasia Taioglou
 

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