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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