Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stop Plastic From Killing Ocean Animals

The plastic you see and use every day is killing endangered birds, sea turtles and seals by the hundreds of thousands. Every year animals get tangled up in plastic, or eat it, with fatal consequences.

Please sign our petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency to curb plastic pollution on our beaches and in our oceans.

Plastic makes up 60 percent to 80 percent of ocean debris; there are 3 million tons of it in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The same durability we value in plastic makes it a persistent pollutant.

Plastic doesn't belong in our oceans; it doesn't belong in the diet of baby sea birds like this Laysan albatross chick; and it doesn't belong wrapped around endangered seals. That's why we're asking the federal government to establish water-quality criteria for plastic pollution.

Please take action to join us in asking the EPA to get plastic out of our ocean ecosystems.

Take action by using this Web address:

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