Ban plastic bags in northern beaches
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I want to get rid of plastic bags and rubbish in the Northern Beaches because fish, turtles and other marine animals eat broken down plastic pieces mistaking it for food. This results in harm or infection and even death.
Did you know that today, there are an estimated 46,000-1,000,000 plastic fragments floating within every square mile of our world’s oceans? These plastic bags take 1000 years to decompose and the average use of a plastic bag is only 12 minutes. I want to raise awareness for this problem and persuade people to start bringing reusable bags for their groceries.
Humans use 160,000 plastic bags a second, which means 5 trillion bags are used yearly and only one third is recycled and that it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.
So help try solve this problem and we can reduce the plastic we see in the ocean. We need to ban all plastic bags in the Northern Beaches, and then push for a nationwide ban.
Every minute we delay has a devastating effect on our environment.
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