Pave way for single-use plastic bag ban in Palm Beach – USAPosted on December 13, 2016 by DrRossH in Balloons
The movement may just be getting started.
Diane Buhler, founder of Friends of Palm Beach, said in the three years since her group started, it has removed nearly 50,000 pounds of trash from Palm Beach shores. She estimates that 75 percent of that trash is plastic items. Jack Lighton, president and CEO of Loggerhead Marinelife Center, said the center frequently treats turtles that have ingested plastic after mistaking it for food. Hatchlings that do this often die, he said.