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You Know What’s Scary? Halloween Debris

Friday, October 28, 2016 10:13
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Great reminder for Halloween!

NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

Halloween is almost here and with it comes lots of scary, spooky things—monsters, mayhem, and… marine debris!

Child's drawing of a marine debris monster. Drawing by Teeger B., Grade 8, California, art contest winner featured in the 2013 Marine Debris Calendar.

Unfortunately, Halloween often means more trash that can become marine debris. Wrappers are one of the top debris items in general and the many candy wrappers that are part of this spooky holiday can substantially add to their accumulation. On top of that, some of those cool Halloween decorations that are placed in our yards blow away, never to return to their storage boxes. So, as you’re trick-or-treating, handing out candy, or getting into other kinds of Halloween mischief, make sure to keep in mind that we can all do our part to make sure Halloween ends with buckets full of candy, and not waters full of debris.

Make sure those spooky decorations are securely…

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