No matter where you are -- in the middle of the ocean or in the middle of the country -- there is no "away" when it comes to trash. And because trash travels via wind, storm drains and waterways, the ocean is downstream from all of us. Once there, some trash items take up to 600 years to decompose.
But if trash starts with us, it can also end with us. So what would happen if 10,000 people decided not to make as much trash for one month? We could reduce the trash on Earth by over a million pounds -- that's the weight of three blue whales!
Take Ocean Conservancy's 30 Day Trash-Free Challenge and join the movement to stop trash before it starts. If you sign up for more information from Ocean Conservancy, we'll send a tip each week that will help you achieve your goal and reduce your trash.
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