Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
A disturbing update on plastic: A new study has found that higher levels of microplastics exist on the seafloor than previously imagined. Join the Plastic Impact Alliance to help fight this environmental devastation. [BBC]
Free face masks in Utah: The state has promised to provide a face mask to anyone who wants one. [CNN]
PackTowl pivots to masks: The microfiber towel maker is transitioning its Reno, Nevada, factory into a production facility for non-medical grade cloth masks.
A call to support local: John Williams, owner of Pack & Paddle in Lafayette, Louisiana, makes an appearance in this video created by photographer Jason Cohen to encourage people to support local businesses. Can you spot him? #SaveYourLocalGearShop
Outdoor rec is critical: Yet another report has found that outdoor sports are vital to a state’s economy. This time it’s New Mexico. [KRWG]
Safe summer vacations: If you’re going to travel this summer, be smart about it and take precautions. [USA Today]
Dust off your long-forgotten gear: Give some love to your old, rarely used gear this summer. [Star Tribune]
Climbing during the pandemic: The Access Fund has released a handy guide for safe climbing in the age of coronavirus. [Access Fund]
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