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Australia Reveals Brilliant New Ways They're Removing Trash from Water Supply

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“We don’t fully understand plastic’s long-term impact on wildlife,” a National Geographic article reported in June 2018.

The article explored the world of plastics we live in, discussing the effects of our waste on the planet’s wildlife population.

For instance, a biologist was captured on video showcasing the gruesome effect of a plastic straw lodged in a sea turtle’s nostril.

We’ve seen the photos, of course. Images of animals walking in piles of garbage or helpless to remove the plastic wrapped around their necks.

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Some areas are striving to reverse this problem. In September 2018, California became the first state to impose a “Straw Law.”

According to CNBC, Assembly Bill 1884 will make it illegal for full-service restaurants to automatically give out plastic straws to customers come Jan. 1, 2019.

“It is a very small step to make a customer who wants a plastic straw ask for it,” California Gov. Jerry Brown told CNBC. “And it might make them pause and think again about an alternative.”

Other countries are doing their part to reduce the effects of plastic waste on the environment, too. Australia is being recognized for an innovative way they’re keeping their water cleaner.

Do you think the U.S. should try this?

The West Australian reported the City of Kwinana has been using trial drainage nets to separate waste from water.

“The nets capture gross pollutants carried by stormwater from the local road network before those pollutants are discharged and contaminate the natural environment at the downstream end of the outlet area,” Kwinana’s mayor, Carol Adams, said.

The filters have been in place at two locations since March 2018, Surfer Today reported. Six months later, in August, 815 pounds of trash were said to be collected.

“After seeing the nets in action in other local government areas, the City determined the net to be the most cost-effective and safest option,” Adams told Surfer Today.

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It is important to note that as of August “no wildlife has been caught up in either of the City’s nets,” Adams told Community News.

Wow! What a great idea, and it appears to be pretty effective. Perhaps the United States ought to consider trying out something like this!

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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