Action plan strategy We Must Stop Killing Sea Turtles with Plastic

1. A petition put pressure on local and national governments across the world to enact legislation to reduce or outright ban certain unnecessary plastics -- like shopping bags or plastic water bottles.

2. Get as many people as possible to take a personal pledge to reduce your own use of plastics in everyday life.

Still 973 participations needed to achieve 5000
Against who/what is this petition aim at.

Local and national governments around the world

Required action

Enact legislation to reduce or outright ban certain unnecessary plastics like shopping bags or plastic water bottles.

The petition

Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean, and sea turtles are especially susceptible. According to a recent study more than half of the world’s sea turtles have ingested some plastic or human trash, and it’s one of their main causes of death. Sea turtles can’t tell the difference between a plastic bags or balloons and the jellyfish they feed on. They can also become entangled in plastic and drown or not escape predators. And plastic debris contributes to destroying their habitats. According to the World Wildlife Fund, nearly all species of sea turtle are classified as Endangered, and humans are largely to blame. When it comes to plastic pollution, most of us don’t even realise we’re contributing to this terrible situation. A recent study in the journal Science notes 4 to 12 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year -- debris like plastic bags, balloons, bottles, straws, packaging and fishing gear. According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, “eighty percent of the plastic debris comes from land. It washes out to sea from our beaches, streets and highways. It flows out through storm drains into streams and rivers. It flies away from landfills and into the stomachs of sea turtles everywhere.” We the undersigned call on local and national governments to enact legislation to reduce or outright ban certain unnecessary plastics like shopping bags or plastic water bottles.

Still 957 participations needed to achieve 2500
Description

I pledge to: - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle plastics; - Use reusable cloth bags instead of plastic bags when shopping - Use reusable containers for water and drinks; - Support local, regional and nationwide bans on plastic grocery bags and other unnecessary plastics; - Avoid using disposable plastics, as well as personal-care products containing “microbeads.” - Make sure to properly secure my garbage to prevent any fly-away plastics; - Not release balloons into the air as they can end up in our oceans and consumed by sea turtles that mistake them for food.