19 aquariums across US part of effort to reduce plastics 

CHICAGO (AP) — Nineteen aquariums across the U.S. are partnering in an effort to reduce plastic pollution in the Great Lakes, rivers and oceans. The new Aquarium Conservation Partnership includes Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium and National Aquarium in Baltimore. Shedd Aquarium officials say the Chicago tourist destination already has eliminated plastic bags and plastic straws and they’re looking for ways to eliminate other single-use plastic items.