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>Bag the Plastics & Save Turtles

February 23, 2011


Here’s a little bit I wrote for the upcoming STRP newsletter:

Reduce Your Plastic Use to Save Sea Turtles
The growing amount of plastic waste in our oceans raises alarm for the safety and wellbeing of endangered sea turtles. Ingestion of plastic material or entanglement causes sea turtles to drown or die of starvation. By reducing the amount of plastic we release into our oceans we can drastically decrease the number of sea turtles that are dying due to plastics. 

Many cities have enacted bans on single use plastic bags distributed for convenience at grocery stores, which will reduce the amount of bags released into storm drains and creeks, and ultimately decrease the amount of plastic that reaches the sea. Bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, choosing paper instead of plastic bags at checkout, and carrying a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles are simple actions that could make a world of difference in the protection of marine life and sea turtles.

Here’s a youtube vid I made last month for STRP’s “Bag the Plastics” campaign:

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