Cutting down Single-Use Plastics in Miami

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A recent blog post by Ocean Conservancy has brought up new ideas that help protect the beaches of Miami, Florida. This post written by Victoria SanJuan, a professional scuba diver and ocean lover believes that today’s youth is the next step to success in taking care of our oceans. This generation faces challenges of ocean pollution and environmental dangers. Through teaching kids the importance of recycling and taking care of our planet at young age, we will instill a standard for ourselves that will continue on.

Ocean conservancy organizations like Big Blue Crews “Plastic Free MVP’s” are led by young students who want to make a change. Their goal is,

“to gradually reduce Miami Beach businesses’ plastic practices and prove that sustainability can be beneficial to business owners’ wallets and improve the health of the local environment.”

By involving businesses, it provides viable ways for properly disposing of plastics and also advertises recycling to the public.

“Businesses that pledge to use sustainable products are promoted by Debris Free Oceans and the City of Miami Beach on social media. They receive a plaque, which they can exhibit to customers, that states they are an Ocean-Friendly Establishment  and are featured on Miami Beach’s ocean-friendly business website.”

I hope to see Businesses on the West Coast taking part in finding sustainable ways for disposing of plastics and set examples for other companies to do the same. By setting a standard, we can make recycling and taking care of our planet a role in peoples daily lives and better our Earth for the future.

Published by Colin Cuff

Hi I'm Colin Cuff. I'm a Junior at La Canada High School. I'm focused on cleaning up our oceans and making the Earth a more livable place for future generations.

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