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Plastic Bags are Killing Wildlife and Marine Animals Please Join the Movement in CT, USA!

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1 million plastic bags are used around the world EVERY MINUTE!

Most of these end up as litter, in the oceans, in our landfills and incinerated.

Tens of thousands of whales, birds, seals and turtles are killed every year from plastic bag litter in the marine environment as they often mistake plastic bags for food such as jellyfish.

Plastic in an animal’s gut can prevent food digestion and can lead to a very slow and painful death.

As plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down, once an animal dies and decays after ingesting plastic, the plastic is then freed back into the marine environment to carry on killing other wildlife.

These are just a few examples of the major damage being done to our planet and its inhabitants! Connecticut residents - please sign the petition to urge our lawmakers to pass the law that is being debated right now in the CT General Assembly to pose a 5 cent tax on plastic bags.  The proceeds from the tax will go to environmental organizations.  A win, win!! For more info on the bill go here:

https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/TOB/h/2017HB-06313-R01-HB.htm

more info:

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-tax-plastic-bags-20170222-story.html



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