Monthly Archives: April 2011

The following four letters were submitted by fifth-grade students in Teresa Dionisio’s class at Waccamaw Elementary.

Dear Editor, We are concerned about sea turtles. These magnificent creatures need to be protected. They could be the next animal at the top of the endangered species list if we don’t act now. There are numerous reasons why these … Continue reading

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War on Plastic: ‘Culture Change’ by Jan Lindberg

Often recycling is offered as a solution to our plastic problem. While recycling is helpful, it is not the complete answer. As stated by Jan Lindberg: “Instead recycling and future bioplstics distract people from keeping plastic out oof their lives. … Continue reading

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A great video about marine litter’s effect on marine life by Lloyd Mackall

http://www.youtube.com/007bmac

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Plastic Particles Circulating Endlessly in World’s Oceans by Stephen Leahy

1. The plastic bottle or cap that has 20 minutes of use can spend decades killing countless seabirds, marine mammals and fish. 2.On remote islands in the Pacific, albatross parents unknowingly feed their chicks pieces of plastic mistaking it for … Continue reading

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Island Cleaners in PI will not use plastic if requested!

The dry cleaners, Island Cleaners, behind CVS will not put your dry cleaning in plastic if you request them not to do so. The more people that ask the better. The more people who refuse plastic bags in every shop … Continue reading

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Pawleys Island Plastic Bag free Store!

Discount Stores and More is one of the shops in PI which has chosen to put principle over profit by not providing plastic bags to customers. Thank you for you commitment to our planet. Wade and Marti Purcell started their store in … Continue reading

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Do not cry over a plastic bag ban!

Re the article: “Do not cry over a plastic ban” which I posted yesterday, I want to explain that the wording was originally written by Jeanne Becker from Oregon. As I totally agree with the original author, I took extracts … Continue reading

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