Save Sea Turtles: Ban Plastic Bags Now!

  • By: Lisa Zilli
  • Target: State and federal governments

Plastic bags contribute to sea turtle deaths. The sea turtles mistake the plastic bags for jellyfish and eat them. The plastic bags cause blockages in the digestive system, and the sea turtles eventually starve to death. This is a tragic way for sea turtles to die.

State governments can help by passing laws to outlaw plastic bags. There are alternatives: most notably reusable shopping bags.

By signing this petition, you agree to use reusable shopping bags. You also want your state government to pass a law to ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

If you live in the U.S, please email your state congressman and senators asking them to ban retailers and other businesses from bagging items in plastic bags. If you live in other countries, please email your government asking them to ban plastic bags in retailers if they haven't already done so.

 

Dear Governor (governor of your state),

There are 7 different species of sea turtles in the world, and all are endangered.  Plastic bags contribute to sea turtle deaths. The sea turtles mistake the plastic bags for jellyfish and eat them. The plastic bags cause blockages in the digestive system, and the sea turtles eventually starve to death. This is a tragic way for sea turtles to die.

Sea turtles are magnificent creatures. They have been around for millions of years, and now we are close to losing them all. However, there is hope, and that's where you come in.

You can help save these beautiful animals by passing laws to ban plastic bags. There are other eco-friendly alternatives: most notably reusable shopping bags. If you ban plastic bags, people will gradually adjust and get reusable shopping bags. Thus, the people of your state will thrive economically in the long run.

I'm sending you this letter because I would like all 7 species of sea turtles to be around so our children and grandchildren can have the privilege of enjoying these majestic creatures. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

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