Reduce Plastic Pollution

Join the Plastic Free July EcoChallenge!

Zoo New England invites you to join our Plastic Free EcoChallenge team, where you'll become part of the global movement to reduce and refuse single-use plastics! From July 1 - 31, 2019, join thousands of other participants as we prove that small actions add up to real change.

Each year, at least 8 million tons of plastics leak into the ocean. That's the equivalent of emptying a garbage truck into the ocean every minute.

Imagine how this affects habitats, ecosystems and marine biodiversity. Unless we make changes, it's estimated that by the year 2050, 99% of seabirds will have ingested plastic, and plastic in our oceans may outweigh the fish that call them home. Let's change the future. Together, let's take action to reduce our reliance upon plastics.

So what can we do?

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