San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay has launched a new temporary exhibition to address the “Perils of Plastics“. This multi-media exhibition combines whimsical features with hard-hitting facts and a strong do-it-yourself element to raise awareness and personal action of plastic pollution. The aquarium has also taken major permanent changes to raise awareness by removing all plastic drinking bottles from retail stores of the 60,000 sq. ft. facility and the installation of a state-of-the-art water filling station where people can fill up reusable bottles. The station features a digital screen, which calculates the number of plastic bottles saved. Also, voluntary “Plastics Pledge” is available encouraging visitors to pick up one piece of plastic each day. The exhibit will be open until September 5, 2011.