Join The Fight Against Plastic Pollution!

**CLEARS MY ENTRY WHEN I SUBMIT WITH PICTURES AND LINKS, I DON’T KNOW WHY**

It seems almost impossible to end your day, go home, and not have brought a plastic bag with you.  Whether it is from the newspaper, or your morning bagel, or the quick stop at the supermarket on your way home, a plastic bag always seems to find its way in there.  So what’s the big deal?  According to EnviroSax, the United States uses over 380 million plastic bags a year.  To put things in perspective, that’s over 1,200 plastic bags per U.S. resident, every year!

The problem, however, lies in where all these plastic bags end up.  Only 1 to 2% of plastic bags in the U.S. end up getting recycled.  This leaves millions upon millions to end up in landfills, streets, and waters.  Plastic pollution in oceans has been a growing problem for years.  They pollute our beaches and cause more than 1 million birds to die each year.  That number doesn’t even factor in the thousands of marine animals that are also affected.

So what can you do?  You can join the fight against plastic pollution!  Be more aware when out shopping.  Decline plastic bags, and bring your own reusable bags.  Don’t have any?  Get one here!  Try writing a reminder to yourself on your shopping list so you don’t forget your reusable bags at home.  You can also put a small sticker on the bottom corner of your driver’s side window, so when you open your car you’ll be reminded to bring your bags with you!  Feeling like you want to do even more?  Join a coastal beach clean up!  Help keep our beaches clean and safe for yourself and animals.

Be proactive, join the fight against plastic pollution!

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