Director of Eco Fashion / DebrisFreeOceans
Submitted By Colleen Coughlin
Since our inception in mid 2014, we have:
Cleaned up 10,472 lbs of trash from reefs and coastlines around Florida;
Educated 1,333 students about marine debris;
Engaged 785 people in our lifestyle awareness events;
Successfully consulted 3 corporations to eliminate waste in their daily practices; and
Successfully encouraged Miami Dade County to pass a resolution in favor of Florida lifting the preemption on the regulation of single-use plastic bags; and
Successfully encouraged the city of Coral Gables to become the first municipality in Florida to ban plastic bags
Educate about the human health, environmental and economic impacts marine debris creates. Eliminate the use of single use plastics through zero waste lifestyle events.
By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish! yikes!
Director of Eco Fashion