Urban areas such as cities and metropolises have an important role to play in reducing plastic pollution, specifically that from plastic bottles.These items that we see laying on the sidewalks, in gutters and along the sides of roads get swept up in streams of runoff, entering the water column mostly through sewers, and eventually dump into the ocean.
In recent years, a phenomenon of appearance and proliferation of an alga called Ostreopsis ovata has appeared in the Mediterranean. This microalga can be toxic and have adverse effects on both the environment and human health. To raise awareness on the presence of this alga, Surfrider is getting involved in Mediterranean to monitor the evolution of its presence, and initiate preventive and informative measures.
Diane is a lobbyist at the Surfrider, a less known aspect of Surfrider yet just as important.
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