Did you know that by 2050, marine scientists predict that plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish pound for pound? Our society is consuming and disposing of plastic at an alarming rate!
NRCM is committed to helping Maine towns reduce their plastic pollution. Thanks to everyone who joined us for an informative presentation and discussion about how plastics impact our environment, and how Maine communities are addressing it. This event was hosted by local community organizers, Ban the Bag in Belfast, and featured presentations by NRCM Sustainable Maine Project Director Sarah Lakeman and Madelyn Woods from Marine & Environmental Research Institute (MERI).
What: A presentation and discussion titled: “Are Plastics Contaminating Belfast Bay?”
When: Thursday, December 1st, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room. 106 High Street in Belfast.
Sarah also talked about how other Maine communities, including Portland, South Portland, Topsham, Brunswick, Falmouth, Freeport, and York have taken steps to reduce single-use disposable bags and packaging, and why she thinks the time is right for Belfast to do the same.
Take a few minutes to check out this great video about this issue made by Belfast local, Ned Lightner.