Trash Shouldn’t Splash is a program aiming to reduce plastic waste entering the ocean through educational initiatives promoting a shift from single-use plastic items to reusables. The program is a partnership between Sea Education Association, Falmouth Water Stewards/Skip the Straw, and the NOAA Marine Debris Program. Trash Shouldn’t Splash educates people of all ages in the Falmouth, MA area on the state of knowledge on plastic pollution in our oceans, its environmental impacts, and the many actions we can take as individuals, businesses, and communities to reduce single-use plastic use.
The Falmouth Water Stewards is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the local water resources of Falmouth, MA. Their mission is to protect, preserve, and restore Falmouth’s bays, estuaries, salt ponds, and fresh waters through education, advocacy and citizen science. REfill, REuse Falmouth is a Falmouth Water Stewards program that aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles by installing water bottle refill kiosks in the community. Each water station has a drinking fountain, two bottle-refill ports and a bowl for dogs to drink. The stations are wheelchair accessible and operate from mid-May through early November. See the map here