SAVE THE SEA TURTLES!!! - Ban single-use plastic in schools across the nation

SAVE THE SEA TURTLES!!! - Ban single-use plastic in schools across the nation

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Nature magazine says over half of baby sea turtles that die have plastic in their stomachs. World Wildlife Fund finds that every year 100,000 marine mammals die as a result of plastic pollution. Being the environmentalist that I am, I decided to do something about it. Anybody can sign this petition, and feel free to start your own petitions to help various animals live healthy lives. 

Single-use plastic harms the economy (it is wasteful). Re-using plastic is a good way to help the environment. There are many things you can do to help the sea turtles, including:

- Stop using plastic straws and use metal ones!

- Try to wash out plastic bags and re-use instead of throwing them away after 1 use. 

Remember that plastic is durable, which makes it reusable but also makes breaking down a lot slower. That harms the environment. My goal is to get approval from Congress. If I succeed, I will move on to bigger things. 

***My name is Eli. I am 12 years old and I live in Iowa. I have been making petitions on my own in school for a year now. I have always been a very environmental person, but this is still my biggest project yet. Next time you think about using a straw or throwing out reusable plastic, remember that one less straw can save a life. My goal at the start is to get schools to stop using single-use plastic, like plastic straws.

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