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Maryland environmental activists tackle plastic pollution along the shore
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Maryland environmental activists tackle plastic pollution along the shore

MARYLAND, – An environmental advocacy group is working to stop plastic pollution on the eastern shore.

The Lower Eastern Shore Group is hosting the Maryland Sierra Club’s free event Plastic Pollution & Solutions event.

The 2-part event includes a viewing of the film. The Story of PlasticAs well as a panel discussion on plastic pollution, and possible solutions to the crisis on shore.

Panelists include environmental activists, business owners, as well as Jake Day, Salisbury Mayor.

Organizers say they’re concerned about the amount of plastic littered on roadways, which can potentially hurt animals and even the ground water. “Sometimes the animals are eating those plastic bags and that can cause them to have obstructions and all kinds of problems. So that’s a big issues,” Lower Eastern Shore Group Chair Cindy Dillon said. “The problem is that the plastic that’s all around is breaking down into chemicals and leaching into our water, the ground water. We are having problems by taking in a huge amount of plastic ourselves.”

Dillon also said that only 9% percent of plastic that we think is being reprocessed actually ends up in landfills.

Tuesday, February 8th will be the last day to register. If you’d like to find out more information or to register click Here

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