100% of baby albatross chicks in the Northwestern Hawaiian islands have been found to be ingesting plastic. Parent birds mistake items, such as plastic forks, floating on the surface of the ocean for food and feed it to their young. The young birds can die as a result from blockages, lacerations, starvation or dehydration.

Dead albatross chick with a plastic fork, bottle caps and
plastic fragments in it's stomach.

Not only is plastic made from petroleum, but it does not biodegrade. It only breaks into smaller and smaller pieces over time through a process of photodegradation. Plastic remains in the environment forever.

To help reduce marine debris that is harmful to sea birds, use reusable utensils instead of plastic ones.

Keep reusable utensils handy in your car, bag or office so you always have them available.

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NEW reusable bamboo utensil sets - $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Reusable utensil sets contain: bamboo fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks in a wrap made of 100% cotton
The wraps are handcrafted by Lisu

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Reusable utensil sets contain: bamboo fork, knife, spoon and chopsticks in a hand-woven wrap made of 100% cotton by WEAVE
$15 for members, $18 for non-members

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These bamboo utensils are hand finished with top grade, natural, food-safe wood oil. They are highly durable, long lasting and are heat and stain resistant and won’t impart or absorb flavours. Bamboo is grown and harvested sustainably. The wrap is hand washable in cold water.

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Coral Photograph Credit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce and Dr. James P. McVey. Dolphins, Japanese Angelfish, Green turtle, and Laysan Albatross photos by James Watt. Humpback whale photo by James Mobeley

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