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Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…

Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…

At an unsettling time when science is threatened by the Trump Administration, there is no better time to launch, our new website that provides you the facts and science of plastic pollution and ways you can help!

An alarming 165 million plastic pieces are floating in the NY-NJ Harbor, based on our research, and more than 663 species are impacted by plastic pollution, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). You’ll find the website uses animation and photography to explore this serious threat to our waters and the ecosystems that depend on them.

You can help reduce and prevent plastic pollution from entering local waterways by replacing single-use plastics (bags, bottles straws, utensils) with sustainable, reusable materials.

As for us, we’ll continue working with federal, state and local partners and you to fight for clean, healthy waterways for all to enjoy.

Explore the story at for more ways to help and to join the conversation!

Thank you for all that you do for clean, healthy water!

– NY/NJ Baykeeper was supported by a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s Informed Communities program. was produced through a partnership between NY/NJ BaykeeperPrimer Stories, and Groundsource.