South Carolina Aquarium 2017 Plastic Pollution Summit

The Charleston Gaillard Center
Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, March 30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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South Carolina Aquarium 2017 Plastic Pollution Summit

The Charleston Gaillard Center
Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, March 30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Solutions for a World without the Waste Footprint

Pacesetters, Plastic Pollution, Policy

Solutions for a World without the Waste Footprint

Plastic is an amazing material, with so many good uses, but its “after-life,” in the form of plastic pollution, might be creating one of the most vexing issues of our time.  Plastic has a half-life which far exceeds that of carbon, it is highly durable, complex in its make-up, widely diverse in its types, light […]

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LunchSkins!

Consumers, Tools

LunchSkins!

Contributed by Kirsten Quigley, Founder and CEO of LunchSkins We created the LunchSkins brand as an easy solution to disposable plastic bags and as an example of how small, everyday actions can make a big difference. We may have started small – just three moms around the kitchen table – but thanks to amazing mission […]

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Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Consumers, Tools

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Collaboration for collective impact is truly a key component in successfully resolving plastic pollution issues. The South Carolina Aquarium is passionate about protecting wildlife and wild places, and another step has now been taken – hand-in-hand with Surfrider Foundation – to protect our beautiful environment and ocean. The Aquarium’s eatery, the Sea Turtle Snack Bar, […]

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Sharing Your Voice: Constructive Advocacy

Advocacy, Policy

Sharing Your Voice: Constructive Advocacy

A couple of years ago, I would’ve never thought that I, a twenty-something-year-old, would be standing in front of city councils and state legislatures speaking on behalf of environmental issues and being a part of the political process. But when I joined the Charleston Surfrider Foundation chapter a year ago, I quickly learned how important […]

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Bald Eagles Are Eating Plastic

Plastic Pollution, Research, Wildlife

Bald Eagles Are Eating Plastic

Bald eagles are eating plastic. And, thanks to research by College of Charleston student Austin Fitzhenry, we know they are eating it right here in Charleston, South Carolina. To clarify, these iconic symbols of American freedom are probably not eating plastic litter intentionally. Instead, they are preying on animals like squirrels, birds, and freshwater catfish […]

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Connect with Us from Your Classroom

Event Details, Tools

Connect with Us from Your Classroom

On March 30th, 2017, the South Carolina Aquarium, in partnership with 5 Gyres Institute and the Lonely Whale Foundation, is hosting Breaking Down Plastic, a single-day event designed to bring people together from around the world to generate collaborative solutions to plastic pollution in our local environments. We are inviting YOUR CLASS to join us […]

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How to Recycle Right

Consumers, Plastic Pollution

How to Recycle Right

Residents and businesses in Charleston County enjoy the convenience of a single-stream recycling program. We can throw our paper, cardboard, soda cans and plastic containers all in the blue bin and – voila! – it’s all gathered and sorted by Charleston County. But Charleston County is discovering a considerable increase in contaminants, or non-recyclable materials, […]

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Give Joy: Volunteer in the Lowcountry

Advocacy, Consumers

Give Joy: Volunteer in the Lowcountry

This time of year is about giving. And what better way to give than to lend your talents, your skills, your time, and your efforts to making the world a better place. Here’s a list of some volunteer opportunities to get you started: Humanitarian Lowcountry Food Bank – Fight hunger in the Charleston community. Donate […]

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