Be An Educated Consumer - Marine Life
Here are a few ways to help marine life by being an educated consumer:
- As a consumer, you have the power to choose what you eat. If you choose to eat fish, consult Environmental Defense Fund’s Seafood Eco-Ratings to find out about environmentally friendlier choices and species to avoid.
- Don't pour oil, engine fluids, cleaners, or household chemicals down storm drains or sinks.
- Find approved motor oil and household chemical recycling or disposal facilities near your home, and strongly encourage your family and friends to use them.
- Use environmentally friendly pesticides in your garden.
- Use other lawn, garden and farm chemicals sparingly, if at all.
- Before spreading chemicals or fertilizer, check the weather forecast for rain so they don't wash away.
- Repair automobile or boat engine leaks immediately.
- Take part in river and ocean clean-ups. If none exist near you, start a group!
- Cut up circular six-pack rings, plastic strapping and other debris likely to entangle wildlife.
- Reduce the amount of waste you produce and reuse or recycle items whenever possible!
- Chose reusable items over disposable ones.
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