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Loggerhead Marinelife Center launches 'Blue Table Program' to reduce single-use plastics

Posted at 12:12 PM, Sep 30, 2019

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Loggerhead Marinelife Center on Monday launched a new effort to protect our oceans and sea turtles.

Called "Blue Table," the center says it encourages restaurants, hotels, bars, resorts and businesses along a 9.5-mile stretch of sea turtle nesting beach monitored by biologists to reduce single-use plastics and promote sustainable seafood choices in local establishments.

Six businesses are already participating in the program:

· 1000 North

· Carve Surf & Coffee

· Hog Snappers

· Papa Kwan’s Coffee Shop

· The Cooper Restaurant

· Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center said single-use items, such as plastic bags, cups, straws and Styrofoam to-go boxes, are some of the most common items found during their beach cleanups.

Click here to learn more about "Blue Table" and how you can help protected our oceans and marine life.