We can all protect ocean health by simply changing our eating behaviors

The Aquidneck Island Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing, have removed 3,586 food wrappers, containers, caps, and lids from the ocean since June, 2017. This proves that we can all protect ocean health simply by changing our behaviors on land. Simple practices to reduce this type of waste include providing your own container for sandwiches or salads when ordering take-out. Additionally, try to avoid individually wrapped “grab and go,” snacks. And last but not least, always carry your reusable mug to eliminate single use cups and lids from your routine (café shops will likely offer a “refill” discount if you provide your own mug)!