Single use plastic

Single Use plastics are poising or oceans

Single use plastic

Between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, according to figures published in the journal Science in 2015. Plastic can enter the ocean as large, identifiable items or as microplastics - pieces under five mm in length.

These microplastics are consumed by fishes and other marine life. They concentrate up the food chain and affect the large predators like whales and sharks. The rate of still births amongst whales is increasing probably because these toxic plastic components poison the whale’s fetus in utero.

We are committed to reducing plastic waste. Starting in 2019, we are doing the following:

Single use plastic is not sustainable. Plastic is poisoning our oceans. We must change.

Author
Dr. Alexis Dougherty, MD Board Certified Dermatologist Mother Wife Beach volley ball player Runner From Texas Owner & Director of Kind Dermatology & Medical Spa

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