Ban plastic six-pack rings and save the turtles!

Ban plastic six-pack rings and save the turtles!

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Since the Covid 19 pandemic broke out worldwide last year, the amount of plastic waste being thrown into the ocean has rapidly increased and reached it's most punishing percentage yet. People have forgotten the effects our rubbish disposal has on the natural world and the fact that our actions effect our wildlife.

It's been estimated that in the next 30 to 50 years, unless humanity chooses to reduce, reuse and recycle like never before, there will be more pieces of plastic in the sea than the total number of fish. That's a devastating fact, one which I cannot ignore.

Sea turtles are one of the most endangered animals across all the worlds oceans. To them, plastic rubbish looks like Jellyfish (one of the main foods they need to survive) which is what results in them ingesting the wrong thing. 

An example to show the effect of this is the number of Hawksbill Sea Turtles that have died over the last few decades. Studies have discovered what was a total of 83,000 has dropped down to 56,700 left worldwide. A heartbreaking 100% of baby sea turtles already have plastic in their stomachs. Countless others have also died from getting entangled in plastic.

I sincerely ask and encourage you to sign and share this petition. Now, more than ever, we must act immediately to tackle this problem and preserve sea turtles and all marine wildlife. Why not start making a difference we are capable of making now, instead of leaving it until it's too late?

As you can see from the picture above, a single plastic six pack drinks holder can have punishing effects on a Sea Turtles body and unless somebody is there to cut them free, they die and slow and painful death.

Banning plastic six pack drink holders can be an amazing stepping stone in reducing the death rate of Hawksbill Sea Turtles and all sea turtles across the world.

Drinks and alcoholic beverages normally sold in plastic six pack holders could instead be held together and sold in cardboard drink holders and containers. Businesses would have to invest a bit more money and make a few changes to their distribution system, but wouldn't that be worth saving the thousands of species of marine wildlife?

These are our animals. We only get one chance to look after them. So, let's do it now.

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