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Sep 17, 2012

USA: Plastic Pollution is Killing Animals

Blue-footed booby
Photo of brown booby on plastic debris by Naim Manzanilla Rahal/The Clipperton Project
From: Center for Biological Diversity <bioactivist@biologicaldiversity.org>
Date: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM
Subject: Stop Plastic Pollution From Killing Ocean Animals


Center for Biological Diversity

Dear Liz,
Blue-footed booby Plastic debris in our oceans kills hundreds of thousands of seabirds, endangered sea turtles, rare seals and other marine species every year. Roughly 40 percent of the world's oceans are covered in giant, swirling convergences of garbage, including billions of pounds of plastic that have become semi-permanent floating islands.

More plastic has been produced in the past decade than in the entire 20th century, and much of it ends up in the ocean. For instance, in the Los Angeles area alone 20 tons of plastic fragments -- grocery bags, straws and soda bottles -- are carried into the Pacific every day. All this plastic takes a deadly toll on hundreds of marine animals, from brown boobies to great white sharks.

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

Click here to find out more and take action.

Please take action by December 31, 2012.
Read more about ocean plastics pollution here.
Photo of brown booby on plastic debris by Naim Manzanilla Rahal/The Clipperton Project.
Center for Biological Diversity
P.O. Box 710
Tucson, AZ 85702