Break Free from Plastics

Let's Reduce plastic consumption

You can help!

Let's Reduce Plastic Consumption

Campland on the Bay® is on a mission to reduce single-use plastics and non-recyclable items. Our Cantina is ending the use of plastic items for food service. Campland will be installing microplastic filters in our laundromat.  Will you join us?

By 2050, if we don’t act now, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean.*

*Source:  SaveTheWater.org

OMG - The Quantities

Every minute, two garbage trucks of plastic are dumped into our oceans.

Plastic Islands in the Ocean

There are five massive patches of plastic in the oceans around the world, floating islands of plastic! These huge concentrations of plastic debris cover large swaths of the ocean. The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" covers 12.4 square miles of water!

plastic pollution island

Animals Are Consuming Plastic

59% of seabirds like albatros and pelicans, and 100% of sea turtle species ingest plastic. Baby sea birds are dying because their parents accidentally feed them food with plastic, blocking their digestive system. Animals are now colonizing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, meaning that they are consuming the plastic waste and also living in previously uninhabited areas. All of the developments disrupt the natural marine ecosystems.

Deep in the Ocean

Plastics have been found at 36,000 feet (6.8 miles) in the Mariana Trench, meaning not even the deepest part of the world's oceans can escape contamination.

Plastics in our food chain

Many animals at the base of the food chain eat microplastics. These animals are then consumed by others that humans eat. Recent tests show 25% of fish samples from seafood markets around the world contain microplastics (Source: https://donate.oceanconservancy.org)

Credit:  EarthDay.org

What Can You Do?

REMEMBER – EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!

  1. Stop using plastic water bottles.  Use your own recyclable drinking containers instead.  
  2. Stop using single-use items such as plastic utensils, paper plates, plastic bags (yes – we know you are camping). 
  3. Move away from single use plastic containers such as toothpaste tubes, plastic container cleaning supplies, etc.  Opt for refillable items.
  4. Install a microplastic filter on your washing machine.  Microfibers are in our clothes and laundry is a huge source of microplastics. These end up in the ocean and water supply.
  5. Join plastic clean-up events in your own neighborhood or at the beach.
Sustainability signage
Sample of new sustainability signage posted by the public beach in cooperation with the California Coastal Commission.