After hearing about garbage patches twice the size of Texas in our Pacific Ocean, marine conservationist Taina Uitto realized the serious impacts our disposable habits are having on the ocean. So she went on a plastic-free diet, pledging to go a full year without acquiring or using any new plastic.
Watch Taina's story here, and follow the 365-day journey on her blog, Plastic Manners. Her actions will inspire you to rethink and reduce the disposable plastics in your life.
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