Daytona Beach, FL – What began as a 1,200-mile trek around the peninsula of the state of Florida will end tomorrow in Tallahassee with almost three thousand pounds of plastics being placed on the stairs of the State Capitol. Bryan Galvin and Heather Bolint, founders of the non-profit PlasticSymptoms.org, walked, swam and canoed inlets and waterways all around the state, gathering plastic.
Galvin said they are working to raise awareness of single-use plastics and what they do to our environment. Bolint said every bag filled was weighed and the contents will be counted and sorted in order to determine who the worst culprits are and where they are coming from.
Bolint also said that we hear too many stories about sealife found dead with plastics in their stomachs or wrapped up in fishing line, which is also made out of plastic and will not decompose.
When asked what they will do after Tallahassee, both Galvin and Bolint say they plan to keep walking and talking about the problems plastics cause to the environment and to our own health.
You can find out more about what Galvin and Bolint are doing and find out what you can do to make a change at their website, PlasticSymptoms.org