Each year, thousands of sea turtles choke on plastic bags after mistaking them for jellyfish, a favorite food.
Leatherback turtles have been around for 100 million years, but if changes are not made for these turtles, they could be wiped out from the Pacific Ocean in just ten more years.
Did you know that between 4 and 5 trillion plastic bags are used each year globally, and each one can take between 500 to 1000 years to decompose? Moreover, other sea critters like sea lions and dolphins have also been found with their stomachs filled with plastic bags!
By reducing plastic bag use and recycling or reusing plastic bags, everyone can help these ancient creatures. Sign the pledge below to signify your commitment to reduce your plastic bag use, and add a comment to share your ideas on how. To do my part to protect marine life, I pledge to reduce my plastic bag use. I pledge to do this by:
- Bringing reusable bags to the grocery store to carry my things
- Reusing the plastic bags I have (e.g. as garbage can liners) or recycling them
- Learning more and sharing ideas with others on how to reduce plastic use
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