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Environment North Carolina's New Campaign: Wildlife Over Waste


June 11, 2018

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A statewide initiative to rethink single-use plastics is underway across the state. These folks gathered on a tributary to the Neuse River recently to bring attention to how bad single use plastics and other food containers are for the environment.

Plastic pollution is killing our wildlife. That's why Environment North Carolina is announcing a new campaign and working with local partners to ban harmful types of single-use plastic food containers in North Carolina.

Polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, is one of the worst and most common types of plastic. Americans throw out 70 million polystyrene foam cups every day, and that doesn't include bowls and takeout containers. Roughly a third of that discarded plastic ends up in our waterways: rivers, lakes and especially oceans.

"Polystyrene foam is material we use only once for ou...

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