Bahamas to Ban Plastic Bags Thanks to These Students

Kristal Ambrose, director of the organization Bahamas Plastic Movement, sent the note below and this press release. Great to see!

“You’ve supported our organization so much over the years by allowing us to use the blog as a platform, so it is only right that I send you our biggest progression yet! The Bahamas is set to ban plastic bags thanks to the help of our youth delegation. The team traveled to Nassau earlier this month for a meeting with Minister of Environment Romauld Ferreira where they successfully proposed the ban. To our surprise he was totally on board and wants to go beyond the scope of banning not only plastic bags but styrofoam and other plastics as well!”

By | 2018-01-22T12:55:33-05:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Beaches, conservation, pollution, Regulations|Comments Off on Bahamas to Ban Plastic Bags Thanks to These Students

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.