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END THE PLASTIC PROBLEM : SAVE THE SEA

As Americans we throw away 100 billion plastic bags a year that is the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil, yet only 1-2% of these bags are recycled. Thousands of marine animals and more than one million birds die annually as a result of plastic pollution. Plastic bags are ingested by animals, blocking their digestive system, resulting in death by choking,starvation,or suffocation. Animals also become entangled in plastic waste resulting in drowning, incapacitation, injury, and/or strangulation. Nearly 90% of oceanic debris is plastic. There are 46,000 pieces of plastic debris floating in every square mile of ocean. Whether the plastic photo-degrades in a landfill or in the water it never ever goes away. You and I are all a part of this. We should want to leave a healthy bright world to our children, not a world where nature's infinite beauties and possibilities are just memories lost on the wind or histories read about in books. Remember, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”.

This petition was delivered to:
  • City Council Representative, District 5
    John Autry
  • Mayor
    Patsy Kinsey


    ariel kirkland started this petition with a single signature, and now has 177 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.