While plastic maybe the convenient choice for you and your families, it is not as friendly for our ecosystem. A recent report states that plastic pollution has become an epidemic on the Jersey shore, with plastic debris collected from beaches increasing by 30% in 2017.
The Friends of Island Beach State Park support action and legislation to reduce the use of plastic. Any visitor of Island Beach State Park has likely come across plastic debris during their visit - straws, bottle caps, plastic bags, fishing lines, balloons. Not only is this plastic unsightly, but it can be deadly to marine and coastal animals that may ingest it or become entangled in it.
Thousands of animals, large and small, die each year due to plastic pollution. Single use plastics is one of the greatest threats to the health of beaches and oceans.