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Plastic Pollution

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The National Aquarium
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Single-use plastic bags are a lightweight product that produce a heavy environmental burden. As Baltimore City pursues a “bag ban”, listen to learn more about the conservation challenges posed by the production and use of plastic shopping bags.

As chief executive officer, John Racanelli leads a team of 600 full and part-time employees and 1,000 volunteers in pursuing the National Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Aquarium’s venue in Baltimore, Maryland, while millions more are touched by the Aquarium’s education programs, outreach activities, social media campaigns and conservation initiatives.