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Ted Danson to Urge Members of Congress to Address Growing Plastics Crisis Facing Our Oceans

Actor, Advocate and Oceana Board Member to Call for Federal Policies Limiting Single-Use Plastic



Press Release Date

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Location: Washington
Contact: Melissa Valliant: mvalliant@oceana.org 410.829.0726

Actor, ocean advocate and Oceana board member Ted Danson will testify before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife on Tuesday, October 29 to urge members of Congress for action to regulate the growing threat of plastic that is polluting our oceans. In the hearing on “A Sea of Problems: Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Oceans and Wildlife,” Danson will describe the profound impacts plastic is having on our oceans and what needs to be done to address the crisis.

WHO:            Ted Danson, actor, ocean advocate and Oceana board member

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2 p.m.

WHERE:       1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

BACKGROUND:

An estimated 17.6 billion pounds of plastic enters the ocean every year and never fully goes away, instead breaking up into smaller and smaller pieces that attract harmful pollutants and enter our food chain. With plastic production growing at a rapid rate, increasing amounts of plastic can be expected to flood our blue planet with devastating consequences.

More information about Oceana’s campaign to end the plastics problem can be found at usa.oceana.org/plastics.

Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Oceana is rebuilding abundant and biodiverse oceans by winning science-based policies in countries that control one third of the world’s wild fish catch. With more than 200 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution and killing of threatened species like turtles and sharks, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results. A restored ocean means that one billion people can enjoy a healthy seafood meal, every day, forever. Together, we can save the oceans and help feed the world. Visit www.usa.oceana.org to learn more.