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Melbourne Beach’s seaside location and its proximity to the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, make it  a prime location for efforts to reduce the use of plastics, in general, and of single-use plastic bags specifically.  The Refuge is the most important site for loggerhead sea turtles in the Western Hemisphere and, possibly, the world and has the highest nesting densities in Florida. According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the impact of plastics on our marine environment cannot be overstated.

Source: “Rise Above Plastics” Partnership Effort of Surfrider, Sea Turtle Conservancy, & Mel Beach | WFIT
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