How long does it take for your trash to break down in the Ocean? *Info-graphic Included*

Have you ever wondered how long it would take for your trash to break down in the ocean? In the info-graphic below we list 5 items; 4 of which we find on the beach every month (cigarette butts, plastic bags, soda cans, plastic bottles), and the other (a banana) is to demonstrate how long it should take for something to break down. Now just imagine if we all took the necessary steps to reduce the use & recycle the bottom 4? Check out the list below for some steps you can take today to improve the health of our beaches and oceans.

4 steps you can take today to improve the health of our beaches and oceans:

  1. Dispose of cigarettes properly and encourage city officials to install disposal containers at your local break. 
  2. Purchase reusable bags and ditch the plastic.
  3. Recycle these bad boys! Not only do you get paid to do it, but it helps the ocean.
  4. Purchase a reusable water bottle and see #3.