Did you know that 50 percent of sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs and by 2050, 99 percent of seabirds will have ingested plastic waste? These mind-blowing numbers represent only a fraction of the harm posed by the increasing ocean trash problem. According to scientists, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic is entering our ocean every year … and it’s growing.
If you think those numbers are as crazy as we do, then we NEED you to sign the petition on Care2 started by the World Wildlife Fund in support of the Save Our Seas Act. This vital piece of legislation is an important step in the global fight to save our oceans, animals, and the planet. This bill has already been passed unanimously in the Senate, which is great news, BUT, it also needs to pass in the House of Representatives. Please use your voice to ask your representative to co-sponsor bill HR2748 and encourage the House to see the Save Our Seas Act through.