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Sea Turtle Bag Ban


What do you get when you cross a sea turtle with a plastic bag? A dead turtle.

According to the Greenhouse Neutral Foundation, discarded plastic bags cause over 100,000 sea turtle and other marine animal deaths every year when animals mistake them for food.

Photo Greenhouse Carbon Neutral Fdn

The world’s consumption rate is now estimated at well over 500,000,000,000 (that’s 500 billion) plastic bags annually, or almost 1 million per minute. How many of those are thrown away?

Some of the ugly facts:

Saying NO to plastic bags is an easy step towards saving the planet that anyone can do. Each high quality reusable bag has the potential to eliminate an average of 1,000 plastic bags over its lifetime.

Join the petition for an International Ban of Plastic Shopping Bags from Greenhouse Neutral Foundation and STOPlasticBags.

By signing this petition today you will have taken a simple step to reduce the ridiculously high numbers of plastic bags tossed or lost around the world.  Spreading the word to BAN the BAG will be an environmental achievement you can, and will be proud of.

For more information, visit the Greenhouse Neutral Foundation blog.