Petition: Ban Plastic Bags to Protect Endangered Whales!

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pollution is marine life., in particular, are suffering tremendously due to the amount of plastic in the oceans.

A few months ago, a whale washed ashore dead with 40 kilos of plastic bags in his stomach. When ingest this much plastic, they suffer gastric shock.

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This year, a whale washed ashore in North Carolina. The whale died of malnutrition because there was plastic stuck in his throat, and he could not. eat.

It’s clear that we need to get a handle on how much plastic we use because it is ending up in oceans. According to theCenter for Biological Diversity, Americans use 100 million plastic bags a year.

Only 1 percent of plastic bags are returned for recycling, according to Waste Management. Every year, 100,000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags.

Thankfully, some cities and countries are coming up with plans to make some changes. New York and California both banned plastic bags. Canada recently announced a plan to ban single-use plastic by 2021. But, still more needs to be done.

If you agree and want plastic bags to be banned, sign this petition. It asks Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Legislature to ban plastic bags because it is where the whale with plastic in his throat washed up this year.

As a coastal state, they especially can do more to protect the oceans and marine animals from the threat of plastic.

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 25 July 2019.

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Sheila Dunleavy

Signed already

Sylvie Beclard

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Marie-paule Quin

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Isabelle Fernandès

Les sacs en plastique tuent nos baleines en voie de disparition. Il est temps de les interdire. destinataire: le gouverneur Roy Cooper et la législature du NC 92 494 SUPPORTEURS 95 000 BUT L’année dernière, les images d’un cachalot mort qui aurait apparemment péri d’ingérer trop de plastique ont attristé le monde entier . Le cétacé de 31 pieds échoué sur le rivage au parc national de Wakatobi en Indonésie avec un ventre rempli de débris de plastique. Au total, la baleine avait plus de 1 000 objets en plastique nageant dans son estomac. L’Indonésie, en particulier, est l’un des… Read more »

Michèle Haudebourg

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Dette Charlier

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Bernadette Gustin

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Dominique Benoit-Girard

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Thomas P Martin
Thomas P Martin

Plastic bags need to be banned worldwide.

Hans von Haffner

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