“Coastal cleanups empower people to take simple actions in their communities!” – Interview With Nicholas MallosJune 14, 2016 | be Waste Wise
Nicholas Mallos is a Marine Debris Specialist, who currently works at Ocean Conservancy as the Director of the Trash Free Seas Program. He has spent the past decade researching the ecological, economic and behavioral components associated with ocean …
“Bio-plastics have a role, but there is no standard to say what makes a bio-plastic which truly degrades in the ocean.” ~ Nicholas Mallos
“The oceans are so huge. Cleaning them up is like sifting the Sahara desert by using a kitchen strainer.” ~ Bill Francis
“When people see you do it, it becomes part of the norm. So, take your own bag to the store and bring your own bottles.” ~ Beth Terry
“Plastic pollution isn’t just about plastic in the oceans but the entire life-cycle of plastics, from when it’s first made, through all the pathways until it becomes plastic pollution” ~Nicholas Mallos
Are we becoming a plastic society?
Plastic seems all pervasive and unavoidable. Since the 1960s our use of plastic has increased dramatically, and subsequently, the portion of our garbage that is made up of plastic has also increased from …