Single-use plastics including drink cups, toothpaste tubes, restaurant take-out containers, straws, and produce and grocery bags are everyday items that are used often, then thrown away.
These “use and throw away” items do not break down and contribute to a large portion of the waste found in landfills and in our rivers and oceans.
There are currently 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our oceans.
That’s more than 46,000 pieces in every square mile weighing up to 269,000 tons.
These harmful materials pollute oceans, national parks, and our communities – and continuing to use single-use plastics creates an even greater demand for companies to create more.
We have the opportunity to make a BIG difference for the environment by making small changes to what we buy and how we carry and store our items.
Remember, we are not the only living beings affected by plastics. Plastics can harm wildlife due to entanglement and consumption. Instead of being biodegradable, plastics break into smaller fragments, making it easier for wildlife to consume.
Here are just a few of the small changes we can make daily, that will help eliminate the harm of single-use plastics:
* Drink beverages from a reusable cup or bottle
* Avoid using plastic water bottles
* Avoid using plastic straws
* Bring reusable containers to restaurants for leftovers
* Purchase reusable produce bags
* Buy produce and food that is not pre-packaged
* Carry reusable shopping bags (when possible)
* Be mindful of the single-use plastics in your day-to-day life and get creative.
City of Santa Clarita Environmental Services will present a class on the importance of rainwater harvesting and proper installation and maintenance of rain barrels on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Two recent graduates of CalArts’ MFA Experimental Animation Program, Moon (Yuezhu) Wang and Dairys Escoto De León, have been selected for the 2022-23 Association for Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowships.
Do you want to create a post on Facebook and Instagram at the same time? Learn to schedule posts, respond to comments and inbox messages from one place by attending this free Small Business Development Center webinar, "Manage Your Social Media Platform, Meta Business Suite."
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative and Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions will host a Veteran Career Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Curtiss-Wright facility.
A strong first half turned into a great start of the second half, but it ended going against Master's men's soccer team as they lost the Golden State Athletic Conference opener to Arizona Christian 3-1 Thursday in Glendale, Ariz.
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The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control would like to remind residents within unincorporated county areas and participating contracted cities that the pet license amnesty period is almost over.
We began our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (EDIA) journey nearly two years ago, and while the path ahead was not clearly defined, Health Services leadership was enthusiastically joined by workforce members across our health enterprise in a united commitment to creating a more welcoming, inclusive and proactively anti-racist health care system for our patients, staff and the communities we serve.
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Are you hiring? Looking for a new career? The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Center has partnered with College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and America's Job Centers of California to host a valley-wide job fair at the Canyon Country Community Center Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.