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World Oceans Day Sup Yoga
Keys Cable and Adventure Park
World Oceans Day Sup Yoga

Join us for a yoga class on the ocean to celebrate World Oceans Day! 

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World Oceans Day Sustainable Luncheon featuring Verlasso Salmon

FREE ADMISSION – RSVP to Hello@TheChefAgency.com

According to the UN, Aquaculture is the only scalable way in which to meet a growing populations increasing demand on protein. According to Leonardo DiCaprio, Environmental Ambassador to the United Nations, Sustainable aquaculture is the way to save the world’s oceans. Aquaculture, or farming of fish and other seafood, holds great promise as a solution to the increasing pressures on our ocean resources. Fish farming has been practiced, in some parts of the world, for hundreds of years. Today, half of the seafood eaten in the U.S. is farmed. To help meet the growing global demand for seafood, aquaculture is growing fast. The environmental impact ...of fish farming varies widely, depending on the species being farmed, the methods used and where the farm is located. When good practices are used, it's possible to farm seafood in a way that has very little impact to the environment. Such operations limit habitat damage, disease, escapes of farmed fish and the use of wild fish as feed. Join us, The Chef Agency and Wild Fish Direct on World Oceans Day for this special luncheon and conversation about Sustainable aquaculture and the path to save our oceans! 

Presented by Verlasso Salmon. Harmoniously raising salmon off the coast of the Patagonia is Verlasso's approach to aquaculture. The first ocean raised farmed salmon to ever receive a good buy alternative recommendation by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. Their goal is to always maintain harmony, or balance, with nature. That means keeping the demand for salmon in line with more sustainable, environmentally conscious farming methods. 
Learn more about Verlasso here https://www.verlasso.com/#from-patagonia-to-you

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WORLD OCEANS DAY TOKYO 2017

Blue
The World Ocean's Day is a day to appreciate the ocean and think about environmental preservation of the sea.
It is the world's largest "movement to think about the environment of the ocean" which the United Nations was invoked to the world and is currently being implemented in more than 100 countries.
Japan is surrounded by a rich ocean, and has been living with the sea since ancient times.
Among them, it forms a food culture such as sushi and soup, and its culture still remains.
However, it is said that world-wide consumption of fishery products, seafood eaten until now can not be eaten in the future.
"World Oceans Day TOKYO 2017" is a day to actually touch fish and judge for himself.
Would you like to reaffect the rich ocean of Japan and appreciate the sea, really judge your fish for yourself and make "festive cuisine" with everyone?

World Oceans Day TOKYO 2017 ~ through food, feel the sea day ~

Schedule from 11:00 to 14:00 on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Japan's first sustainable store "BLUE (Blue)"
(9-2-4 Kitaumiyama Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
Access: Kei line "Chitose Oruyama" station North entrance 8 minutes

2,000 yen (material cost, lunch substitution)

  • After caught fish, the chef cooks and serves as lunch.
  • You will receive a fish and other dishes (several items) you decided yourself.

Those who are 18 years of age or older to judge fish actually
(In case of accompanying a parent, look at the age restriction, please pay attention to injuries etc. to use the kitchen knife.

  • Learn how to judge fish, make "a celebration item" to the sea!

Under the guidance of the lecturer, we actually judge fish and we will taste delicious.
The fish to be used on the day is scheduled for a sustainable seat in Tokyo bay taken with sustainable fishing methods.
Learn the environment of the sea!
Learn about fish and sustainable sheets of the day through cooking.
Lecturer: I will talk from real fisherman and owner of the shop.

Apron · Tang corner (bandana) · entry fee
Organizer
NPO World Oceans Day
We have reached the capacity. Until June 3 (Saturday) 2017

As there are limited seats, we will close as soon as we reach capacity. Please apply as soon as possible.
Please apply from the following special form.
Application dedicated phone link destination:
Https://ssl.form-mailer.jp/fms/7b5eef2f512335

Ward Oceans Day to be held in various places, please visit the link below.
Http://www.worldoceansday.jp/actions/

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World Oceans Day University of Texas Marine Science Institute & Mission-Aransas Reserve

Come and celebrate World Ocean’s Day at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. A healthy ocean equals a healthy planet. We will be showing the video “Bag it” and creating reusable bags. This program is free.

Location: Marine Science Education Center, 855 East Cotter Ave., Port Aransas TX 78373

For more information contact : Nicole Pringle at npringle@austin.utexas.edu or call 361-749-3153

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World Oceans Day Victoria

Join Us to Celebrate Healthy Oceans around the planet and honour the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents. Be a part of this growing global celebration at Fisherman's Wharf. Join us this year on Sunday, June 11, for a fun-filled day of activities. 

11:15 am  First Nations Blessing

11:30 am  First Nations Dance Performance

12:00 am  First Live Dive – Fish Eye Project

12:00 am – 3:00 pm Face Painting

2:00 pm Second Live Dive – Fish Eye Project

Participants: 

Fish Eye Project, Center for Whale Research, World Fisheries Trust, The Robert Bateman Centre, Gorge Waterway Initiative, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, Hillside's Sea Ranger Kids Club, Sea Change Marine Conservation Society, Ocean Wise, Seafood Watch, Dogwood Initiative, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Parks Canada Agency, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Porpoise Conservation Society, The Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island, Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society, WWF Canada, CRD, Canadian Orca Rescue Society, Ocean Pollution Research Program.

Sponsored by: 

The Fish Store, Puerto Vallarta Amigos, Jackson's Ice Cream, Smoke and Anchor, Victoria Harbour Ferries , Barb's Fish & Chips 

Presented by GVHA and Eagle Wing Tours 

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World Oceans Day Website Reveal
Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
World Oceans Day Website Reveal

What better day to unveil our NEW webpage than #WorldOceansDay! Check it out: www.miniaqua.org A HUGE THANK YOU to Chris Da Sie of Arrtisticwho generously designed it pro bono!

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World Oceans Day Whale's Tale

Stop by Saturday, June 10, 1-3pm for our celebration - book signings, live touch tank, free temporary tattoos for the kids!

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World Oceans Day with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

Volunteers are needed to protect Tampa Bay! Bring your kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or motorboat to help remove litter and debris from the Hillsborough River Watershed. Of course volunteers are always needed to remove litter from the shoreline on foot.  Help preserve our beautiful waterways and improve our community by choosing from one of the locations below.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

2 Locations to join:
Rick's on the River - 2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607
Courtney Campbell Causeway (Hillsborough County, Southside ) - 

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Davis Island -  (DIVERS WELCOME)
*This location allows for volunteers who have their own dive equipment, kayak or canoe to help with litter removal on & in the water.  

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Cleanup Start time: 9:00 a.m.

What To Bring 
•    Sunscreen
•    Hat/Sunglasses
•    Protective footwear (close-toed)

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful will provide trash bags, water and soft gloves.   Promotional giveaways available while supplies last.

DOWNLOAD the FREE Marine Debris Tracker APP and Select the Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful List

Apple Users
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marinedebristracker/id432758761?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Android Users
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.uga.engr.geolog.marinedebristrack

Join us for the After Party at Rick's On the River from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. sponsored by Bud Light

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WORLD OCEANS DAY WITH KEEP TAMPA BAY BEAUTIFUL- BERMUDA BLVD

Volunteers are needed to protect Tampa Bay! Bring your kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or motorboat to help remove litter and debris from the Hillsborough River Watershed. Of course volunteers are always needed to remove litter from the shoreline on foot.  Help preserve our beautiful waterways and improve our community by choosing from one of the locations below.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

2 Locations to join:
Rick's on the River - 2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607
Bermuda Blvd - 1507 S 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33605

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Davis Island -  (DIVERS WELCOME)
*This location allows for volunteers who have their own dive equipment, kayak or canoe to help with litter removal on & in the water.  

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Cleanup Start time: 9:00 a.m.

What To Bring 
•    Sunscreen
•    Hat/Sunglasses
•    Protective footwear (close-toed)

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful will provide trash bags, water and soft gloves.   Promotional giveaways available while supplies last.

DOWNLOAD the FREE Marine Debris Tracker APP and Select the Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful List

Apple Users
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marinedebristracker/id432758761?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Android Users
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.uga.engr.geolog.marinedebristrack

Join us for the After Party at Rick's On the River from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. sponsored by Pepin Distributing

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World Oceans Day with Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme

#WorldOceansday falls on 8 June 2017.

If you are in and around the Mossel Bay area join the big beach clean on the day and make it the biggest clean up event Mossel Bay has ever seen

Mossel Bay businesses and residents are asked to help clean the local beaches.Keep Fin Alive, Africa Media, Oceans Research, White Shark Africa and the Oyster Catcher Trail are all banding together to tackle a clean-up operation at The Point. 

The meeting place will be the aquarium end of The Point at 2pm.

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World Oceans Day Yoga + Beach Clean Up

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year, the theme is Our Oceans, Our Future, with the conservation focus of encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future.

In support of this event, join Bernice Tong and Philippa Ho for a beach yoga and meditation session at Shek O Beach, followed by beach clean up. This year, we've teamed up with Free Plastic Seas (FPS), a local environmental charity, to raise funds for education programs about the problems of plastic marine pollution and the solutions. To date, FPS has delivered school talks, workshops and events for over 25,000 students in Hong Kong.

Please bring along;
- Yoga mat
- Garbage bags and gloves

This is a kid and dog friendly event.

Plastic Free Seas is a Hong Kong based environmental charity dedicated to advocating change in the way we all view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns. For more information, please visit their website http://plasticfreeseas.org/index.html

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World Oceans Day York Beach Clean Up

World Oceans Day- Beach Clean-Up
Thursday, June 8th
2:00PM-4:00PM
Long Sands Beach, York Maine

Join the Climate Action Teams of Maine Conservation Voters & LCV NH across from Stones Throw, 123 Long Beach Ave., York 

Supplies provided by Blue Ocean Society
Happy Hour afterward at Stones Throw
RSVP & questions: Lindsey Perry
(207) 337-4238 •climateaction@maineconservation.org

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World Oceans Day, Faroe Islands
World Oceans Day, Faroe Islands
World Oceans Day, 'Our Oceans, Our Future', at Galway Atlantaquaria

Celebrate World Oceans Day at Galway Atlantaquaria

‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium announces its program of events to celebrate a very special World Oceans Day on the 11th of June. This year Galway Atlantaquaria will be donating a percentage of its takings to the RNLI Galway Lifeboat to recognise the volunteer work of the brave women and men who save lives at sea.

Galway Atlantaquaria located along the promenade in Salthill, Galway city, offers a whole day of family fun and education, with one of the largest BIAZA collections of marine life in Ireland. With two floors of exhibits and interactive tours a day at the aquarium is a lot of fun.

Join us and celebrate ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’ Galway Atlantaquaria from 12pm until 5pm for a host of fun activities like;

Mad Science with slime, goo and rockets, Build a ‘bottle wave maker’, Visit our Pop up tent and learn about the animals, Create a range of fun art prints, see the divers, meet the RNLI, try the ‘Mad Dash’, chill out in the AV ART room, play games, ‘Can you push a tonne of water’, launch of the new #OurOcean exhibit with down2earth materials and Face painting from the wonderful Loopy Lou!

You can keep up to date with all the events on the aquarium website www.nationalaquarium.ie and Facebook page or call 091 585100 for more details.

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World Oceans Day/#SheddTheStraw Celebration

This World Oceans Day, celebrate the aquatic world—and the importance of protecting it—with Shedd Aquarium! Head down to Shedd June 8 to experience life from across our amazing planet. You can also join the movement to #SheddTheStraw to reduce your use of single-use plastic and help protect our waters and the animals that call them home. 

World Oceans Day Activities at Shedd Aquarium

Shedd's Learning team will engage school groups and other guests in Shedd's exhibits with hands-on educational activities about plastic pollution.

Supporters who pledge to #SheddTheStraw on Twitter and Instagram will be entered for a chance to win a free pass for two for Jazzin’ at the Shedd!

Why Shedd the Straw?
The straw in your drink seems small, but the 500 million single-use plastic straws Americans use every day add up to a big problem for our oceans, lakes and rivers. Join us in making a difference. Say “no thanks” to single-use plastic straws and embrace reusable or biodegradable alternatives.

Learn more about #SheddTheStraw and World Oceans Day activities with Shedd at http://bit.ly/2rNrEWD

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World Oceans Day: ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

Today, Thursday June 8th, is World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and focusing on marine sustainability. The theme for World Oceans Day 2017 is ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’.

Additionally, the action focus for this year is ‘encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future’.

Greenrock said. “Reducing plastic pollution of our ocean has been central to a number of projects and campaigns that Greenrock has launched over the years, notably our ‘No Thanks!’ to single-use bags campaign and the installation of six hydration stations throughout the City of Hamilton.

Why is it important to reduce plastic pollution?

“Plastic pollution affects many different types of ocean wildlife – perhaps the most immediately obvious being sea turtles who mistake plastic bags for food. However plastic pollution can kill animals as diverse in size as whales to plankton,” Greenrock added.

“Our corals, already at risk from ocean acidification, rising sea temperatures and rising sea levels due to human induced global climate change, not to mention the critically low levels of large predators such as rockfish, also face challenges from plastic pollution. As plastics break down into smaller and smaller sizes in the marine environment, coral polyps can catch and ingest such microplastics. While more research needs done to determine the long-term impact of such ingestion by corals, it seems likely that this will ultimately impair the growth of this essential ecosystem.

“With all the existing challenges to coral reefs – and their importance to Bermuda – we should be taking all the steps we can to remove this additional threat to their existence.

What can you do to reduce plastic pollution?

“First off, we need to realise that littering, that plastic pollution of the oceans, is not normal. It’s everyone’s responsibility to not only dispose of waste properly, but also to reduce litter at the source by reducing use in the first place.

“Instead of using disposable plastic bags for shopping, bring your own reusable bag for shopping. Say no to single use bags and say yes to reusable shopping bags!

“Instead of buying bottles of water, bring your own reusable bottle for filling up with water. And don’t forget that Greenrock has six Hydration Stations throughout the City of Hamilton that you can fill up with clean drinking water [visit our site here to learn more about our Hydration Stations]!

“At a restaurant ordering a drink? Make sure you insist on no plastic straws! As innocent as they may look, plastic straws are one of the most common sources of plastic pollution in the sea.”

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World Oceans Day: Canada announces a new marine protected area

The Government of Canada has designated St. Anns Bank, located to the east of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, as a marine protected area (MPA) under the Oceans Act. The designation is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to developing a national network of MPAs and to reaching its domestic and international marine conservation targets.

The St. Anns Bank MPA has many ecologically and biologically significant features including unique habitats, areas of high biodiversity and biological productivity, and is home to endangered and threatened marine species. Its ecosystem provides an important habitat for commercial and non-commercial fishery resources, such as the Atlantic wolffish, Atlantic cod, redfish, white hake, witch flounder, as well as sponges and sea pens. It is also an important summer feeding area for the endangered leatherback turtle. 

The aim of this MPA is to conserve and protect this important ecosystem. Therefore, the MPA prohibits activities that compromise this conservation objective, such as fishing with mobile bottom-contacting fishing gear.

The Regulations establish four management zones, where current lower risk activities are permitted. Together these zones balance the conservation and protection of biological diversity, habitat and biological productivity of the St. Anns Bank area while ensuring the continued access of existing local fisheries. The zoning provides varying levels of protection within the MPA, offering the most stringent protection to areas that need it most. The Core Protection Zone is the largest area (approximately 3,308 km2 in size) and most human activities are limited within this area. The other three zones are designed to accommodate certain activities that are compatible with the conservation objectives of the MPA.

The MPA includes Scatarie Bank, most of St. Anns Bank, and part of the western edge of the Laurentian Slope and Channel. This MPA provides protection to an additional 4,364 km2 of Canada’s oceans and ensures the long-term protection of this unique and productive ecosystem. 

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WORLD OCEANS DAY: James Cameron, the Avatar Alliance Foundation and Partners Collaborate on Zoe Saldana-Narrated "What Would the Ocean Say?"

NEW YORK, June 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Presented by filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron and the Avatar Alliance Foundation, "What Would the Ocean Say?" debuted at the United Nations in the Hall of the General Assembly to mark the occasion of World Oceans Day on June 8th as part of the programming for the first-ever United Nations Ocean Conference, which came to a close yesterday. Distributed online by National Geographic, the short film is narrated by Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy actress Zoe Saldana and features stunning ocean imagery generously donated by some of the world's preeminent marine documentarians.

The short film outlines the significant challenges the world's oceans face: global warming, plastic pollution, overfishing, ocean acidification and more. But it also introduces a new generation of ocean activists—researchers, conservationists, teachers, filmmakers—working on the front lines to protect and preserve the planet's critical resource. 

Following the film's debut at the UN, a second segment aired that featured eight young leaders focused on ocean science, education and conservation and associated with National Geographic, The Explorers Club, OpenROV — OpenExplorer and The Resolution Project. Consistent with the themes of the UN Ocean Conference, which was aimed at achieving Sustainable Goal 14, the "Ocean Goal," this next generation of ocean champions underscored the need to take action on oceans through a collective statement: "If not me, then who? If not now, then when? It starts here. It starts now." 

The film is executive produced by James Cameron and Maria Wilhelm and was made possible by collaboration from contributors: Oceans, a Jacques Perrin and Galatée Films production; Planet Ocean, a Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot film; March of the Penguins by Bonne Pioche Productions and Luc Jacquet; MacGillivray Freeman Films; Alucia Productions; National Geographic; Howard Hall Productions; Dave Hannan; the Plastic Oceans Foundation; Years of Living Dangerously; TBA21-Academy.

The following list of institutions additionally supported the production: Disneynature; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; The Explorers Club; OpenROV – OpenExplorer; The Resolution Project. 

The short film can be accessed here

SOURCE Avatar Alliance Foundation

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WORLD OCEANS DAY: LET’S TAKE ACTION WITH THE SURFRIDER CARAVANS!

For the World Oceans Day, this Thursday 8th of June, Surfrider Foundation Europe proposes to you to discover the concrete actions organized by the Educational Caravans to fight against marine litter and more particularly against plastic bottles pollution. An ideal timing to do a summary of this educational program and to thank the many volunteers who have committed themselves to the oceans.

World Oceans Day a highlight of the Pedagogical Caravans

While World Ocean Day (WMO) is an opportunity for Surfrider to alert the media on plastic bottles pollution through the launching of the “Reset Your Habits” campaign, it is also a highlight for our Educational caravans in four European regions. On Thursday June 8th, the Caravans Garonne, Seine and Hamburg join their voices and forces for the oceans, offering a wide range of activities (lectures, screenings, litter collection…).

CHECK CARAVANS PROGRAMME

The theme of WOSD 2017, “Our Oceans, Our Future,” will be celebrated at the Oceans Conference, on June 5-9, 2017, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. At Surfrider, the event will be celebrated in Le Havre (France), Soulac-sur-mer (France) and Hamburg as one of the stages of the Educational Caravans.

The ocean covers two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and are an essential pillar of life on our planet. In addition to being oxygen providers, they absorb a large amount of carbon dioxide emissions, provide food and nutrients and play a role on climate regulation. Fundamental for international trade, ocean play an important role in both global and local economies of countries whose sources of income rely on tourism, fisheries and other marine resources.

Unfortunately, human pressures, including overexploitation, marine and coastal pollution, climate change and water acidification, have a negative impact on the ocean and seas of our planet. In consequence, it is not only the environment that is threatened but the whole planet, its peace and its security.

A European awareness program on plastic bottles

Every year, Surfrider organizes field actions to raise public awareness about the problem of aquatic waste. In addition to the Ocean Initiatives, the association’s flagship program, Surfrider organizes the Educational Caravans, a European outreach program to track the journey of waste from its source to the ocean.

This program is organized on site by volunteers and members of Surfrider’s staff and provides a reflection on the origin of marine litter and its impact on the environment. Among the activities proposed: conferences, concerts, cultural visits, naturalist visits, educational workshops or litter collections.

In 2017, due to the alarming observation of the growing accumulation of waste, in particular in plastic, Surfrider wished to alert European citizens on plastic bottles issues. Indeed, no matter the location of litter collections, plastic bottles are always among the most collected type of litter.

Thanks to the campaign “Reset Your Habits” and the tools developed by the Ocean Campus, the volunteers have benefited from explicit teaching materials on the spot for their animations. The common goal of all these activities is to lead us to rethink our behavior to reduce this pollution.

In 2017, no fewer than 1,500 people attended to the various stages of the program, and gathered together several hundred of plastic bottles. During the 27 days of awareness-raising, nearly 40 events took place in 13 different cities of 3 European countries.

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World Oceans Day: The problems with plastic, and the people who try to solve them

Today, on World Oceans Day, we need to talk about plastic. But to talk about the plastic problem, we first have to understand its scale. We've covered the dangers plastic ties can pose to seals, how plastic bags look like food to sea turtles and how over a million seabirds are killed by it each year. But, the reality is that marine plastic is a much larger problem than this.

How much bigger? Get ready to have your mind blown.

Read more about the role of plastic in our lives, and its reach across the globe.

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