Save The Marine Animals

Save The Marine Animals

15 August 2022
Signatures: 105Next goal: 200
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Why this petition matters

Started by Charles Gould

Pollution in our oceans is a terrible problem.  Marine debris can transport chemical contaminants, and poses a big threat to marine health and to human health too. Marine mammals get entangled, maimed, or even killed when it mistakes rubbish as a meal. Ocean pollution is getting a lot worse, because plastic production rates are intensifying. 

8 scary facts about marine pollution

  • In Logan, one of the key litter items is single use bottles, and in Queensland, we go through 2.7 billion single use drink containers per year. 
  • According to 5.25 trillion macro and micro plastics are now in the ocean, which weighs up to 269,000 tons.
  • Everyday approximately  million tons of plastic find their way to our oceans
  • Only 9% of all plastic products are recycled. 
  • Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the most deadly types of plastic in the ocean. 
  • 70% of our debris sinks into the ocean’s ecosystem, 15% floating above water, and 15% on beaches.
  • There is now sadly more rubbish than fish now.
  • about 800 species of marine mammals are affected by ocean pollution

Did you know that people are the greatest contributor to marine pollution? Which means that to make a real difference to the oceans, we humans need to work together to take action, and help others to improve our understanding of the types, amounts and sources of debris that run into our oceans.

I’m going to try to make a difference by doing these three things:

  1. Commit to using less single-use plastic containers.
  2. Where I can’t avoid using one, I will make sure I dispose of it correctly.
  3. I will discuss this problem with my family and friends and ask them to use less single-use plastics too. And to pass this idea on to others.

Will you join me too in this action?  If so, please sign my petition.  It’s a small thing we can do, but can really help our rivers, Queensland’s beaches and ocean, and the worlds oceans.

Thank you so much.

Regards; Charles Gould

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Signatures: 105Next goal: 200
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