Send strong message to your California Senator to end wasteful plastic bags that harm sea turtles and ocean wildlife.
The California Senate is set to vote on AB 1998 before the end of the month. Take action below and share this web page to ensure we win this battle to lead our nation in reducing plastic waste!
Scientific studies on plastic ingestion by sea turtles all over the world prove conculsively that sea turtles are at great risk from suffocation, drowning, and death from pelagic plastic debris, especially plastic bags. The Sea Turtle Restoration Project's marine biologist, Dr. Chris Pincetich, authored a report summarizing the ocean plastic epidemic and its impacts on sea turtles. Click here to read our new report, A Ban on Plastic Bags Will Save the Lives of California's Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles.
Californians use an estimated 19 billion single-use plastic bags every year. It is estimated that 90% of floating debris in the oceans is plastic. Plastic lasts for hundreds to thousands of years in our environment and may never biodegrade in the ocean.
Send the letter below to your California Senator to support AB 1998 to ban single-use plastic bags.