Aquariums to phase-out single-use plastics

In Our Hands, a consumer campaign of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP), is a coalition of 19 U.S. aquariums, founded by Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Aquarium, and Shedd Aquarium, with the primary goal of reducing ocean and freshwater plastic pollution. According to the Mercury News, the aquariums will phase out "most plastic products — from plastic bags to straws to plastic beverage bottles..." as well as create "exhibits explaining how people can find alternatives to plastic, to raise consumer awareness among the 20 million people who visit the 19 aquariums," which include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Francisco's Steinhart Aquarium, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, and Seattle Aquarium. The coalition will "work to convince zoos, sports teams, airports and other businesses to join."