Petition: Ban Plastic Bags to Protect Endangered Whales!

pollution is killing marine life.Whales, 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 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 stuck in his throat, and he could not. eat.

It’s clear that we need to get a handle on how much 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 bags are returned for recycling, according to Waste Management. Every year, 100,000 are killed by bags.

Thankfully, some cities and countries are coming up with plans to make some changes. New York and California both banned 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 from the threat of plastic.

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

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