San Francisco Anti-Polution Campaign: The Bay Vs. The Bag…

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Join Save The Bay in standing up to the plastics industry and reducing plastic bag pollution to protect our waters and marine animals!

Plastic bags pollute our waters, smother wetlands and entangle and kill animals. In fact, approximately one million plastic bags pollute San Francisco Bay each year. Trash Bay flows into the ocean to join the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is a floating island of trash estimated at twice the size of Texas where plastic particles are more abundant than plankton.
* Up to 90% of floating debris is plastic, which never biodegrades.
* Plastic trash has entangled, suffocated, or poisoned at least 267 known animal species worldwide.
* A study found an average of three pieces of trash along every foot of streams leading to San Francisco Bay – half of which is plastic.
* 1.37 million plastic bags were removed from coastal areas worldwide on just one day.
This is a Bay Area program, but I think that most of us can relate, and learn a little something from it. Hopefully more campaigns like this one will motivate more and more of us to participate in our own conservation and preservation practices. If this was even a little motivating or informative, think about passing it along to friends. Knowledge is infectious…
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  1. sylvia April 21st, 2009 10:00 am


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