America Recycles Day Happy Hour

Join us for conversation and cocktails as we #SkipTheStraw to raise awareness for the 2018 Galveston Bay Report Card and celebrate America Recycles Day

Date: November 15th
Time: 5 – 7pm
Location: La Fisheria, 213 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002

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More About the Event: 
Litter and trash, particularly plastics, are an abundant pollutant in our Bay. Trash is an unsightly problem that plagues communities around the world, and has created islands of swirling plastics in our oceans. Besides physically clogging waterways — which can reduce dissolved oxygen, light, and flow — litter also pollutes waters and sediment when chemicals from the discarded materials leach out or begin to break down. Plastics pose a particular threat to a variety of aquatic life because they persist in the environment for a long time. Aquatic plants and animals have also been known to absorb toxics like PCBs and pesticides, killing the animals outright or incorporating deadly chemicals into the Bay’s food chains.