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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > August 2020 > How to Reduce Plastic Use: 10 Steps to Protect Our Environment
To save our waterways and reduce plastic water pollution, it's time that we learn how to reduce plastic use. In fact, at current use and disposal rates, plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050. This statistic alone should be a huge wake-up call. We need to take action now to preserve our waterways and fish species.
How does plastic harm fish? To start, ingested microplastic particles can physically damage fish organs and leach chemicals. In addition, when microplastics end up in our waters as well as the air we breathe, they can directly affect human health.
Here are ten specific ways to reduce plastic use and help with the conservation of natural resources today:
In addition to taking these specific steps, let your friends and family know how to reduce plastic use. Fishing and conservation go hand-in-hand, so take an active role to support and protect our aquatic natural resources.
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Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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