In keeping with our dedication to helping protect our beaches and waterways, SeaDek is a proud sponsor of Blue Tube, a company working for clean beaches and plastic-free oceans. Blue Tubes make cleaning the beach easy by installing bright blue, easy-to-spot containers that hold used plastic bags at beach crossovers, so people can grab a bag, fill it with trash, and throw it away when they leave.
With locations all along Florida’s east coast, in Onslow County, North Carolina, and even Cape Cod, Blue Tubes are making a positive impact on our beaches, with new locations being added all the time!
Part of the proceeds from each sponsorship goes to Sea Education Association (SEA) out of Woods Hole, Massachusetts for research on plastic in the oceans. SEA has been collecting data on ocean plastic since 1986. SEA students and scientists tow nets along the surface in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea from their two research ships. Each piece of plastic debris from thousands of tows is counted and preserved, and this data is used for further studies. SEA scientists publish on a variety of plastic-related topics including microbial communities on plastic, the effects of wind on vertical distribution of plastic in the ocean, organic pollutants on plastic debris, plastic accumulation in the oceans and the source of ocean plastic.
*Courtesy of bluetubebeach.org
Join us and do your part when you visit the beach, every piece of plastic counts, and together we can change the tide of pollution in our oceans!