Plastic Pollution

The increasing presence of plastic in our environment is a concern for Miami Beach and other coastal municipalities.  Plastic has become a prominent material in our everyday lives due to it’s versatility, durability, and low production cost. Although it has provided numerous benefits to the modern world, it is estimated that 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean annually and 100 million marine animals are killed every year due to plastic debris. Just as importantly, almost half of the plastic produced is considered to be single-use plastic; meaning that it is only used once and then discarded.

Event though some types of plastic can be recycled; it has been found that only a fifth of the plastic being produced globally is recyclable. This supports the importance of reducing our dependency on single-use plastic by switching to sustainable materials or better yet, opting for reusable products.

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Resilience
Strategy

Read the city’s action plans that outline projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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Flood
Awareness

93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out how you can protect your property.

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Innovative
Studies

The innovative studies focus on and gather in depth information about Miami Beach's efforts to remain resilient.

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Biscayne
Bay

Learn about city's efforts to maintain and protect the pristine conditions of our waterways.

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