It’s almost Thanksgiving and we’re thinking about what we’re thankful for.
Here at the NOAA Marine Debris Program, we’re thankful for the wonderful partners that we work with to spread the message, cleanup, and learn more about marine debris. We’re also thankful for all the people out there that are thinking about marine debris and how they can help. Each person that thinks “you know, maybe I’ll use a reusable bag at the grocery store today”—we’re thankful for you!
We’re thankful for our ocean and Great Lakes and we hope you are too, so as you’re celebrating this Thanksgiving, remember all the things you can do to keep your holiday green. When you’re doing some of that last-minute grocery shopping, take reusable bags with you and consider getting bulk ingredients or items with minimal packaging. For the main event, it’s the type of occasion to get out the nice plates and silverware. By using reusable cups, plates and utensils, you’re helping to reduce your use of single-use items. For the items that do need to be tossed at the end of the day, don’t forget to recycle what you can. If we all continue to do our part, maybe next year we can be thankful for a cleaner ocean.