Plastic pollution in our ocean, rivers, and Great Lakes is no longer a future concern; it is now an immediate threat. In an effort to combat this problem, the Virginia Aquarium has banded together with 18 other aquariums across the United States with one goal: reduce single-use plastic from our institutions.
At the Virginia Aquarium, we have committed to:
- Eliminate plastic straws and single-use take-away plastic bags by July 10, 2017
- Significantly reduce or eliminate single-use plastic beverage bottles by December 1, 2020
- Provide and showcase alternatives to single-use plastic for our visitors
The solution is in our hands – join us in choosing reusable alternatives over single-use plastic, at www.ourhands.org.