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This Thanksgiving, We’re Thankful for Our Ocean and We Hope You Are Too!

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we’re taking time to think about what we’re thankful for. Here at the NOAA Marine Debris Program, we’re thankful for our many partners that help us to address marine debris! We’re also thankful for people like you who care about this issue and do what you can to help! Every person who chooses to recycle what they can, or who brings a reusable bag to the grocery store—we’re thankful for you!

We’re also thankful for our ocean and Great Lakes and we hope you are too! So, this Thanksgiving, think how about how you can help 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.

Happy Thanksgiving from the NOAA Marine Debris Program!

A drawing of a turkey recycling.

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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