Tell your elected officials: Stop plastic from choking our oceans

Plastic pollution is a growing threat to our oceans and the animals that live there. Oceana found nearly 1,800 marine mammals and sea turtles had swallowed or become entangled in plastic in U.S. waters between 2009 and early 2020. Of these animals, 88% were from species listed as endangered or threatened with extinction under the Endangered Species Act. Plastics are harming our oceans as well as our climate and communities.

While cities and states are taking action to regulate single-use plastic, more needs to be done.

Tell your elected officials to protect our oceans, climate, and communities from plastic pollution before it’s too late.

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As your constituent, I am asking you to support strong policies that reduce the production and use of unnecessary single-use plastic.

An estimated 33 billion pounds of plastic enter the marine environment every year. This is roughly equivalent to dumping two garbage trucks full of plastic into the oceans every minute.

Dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine animals — many of which are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act — are swallowing or becoming entangled in the plastic pollution flooding our oceans. 

This persistent pollutant has been found floating on the surface of the ocean, washing up on the world’s most remote coastlines, melting out of Arctic Sea ice, and sitting at the deepest point of the ocean floor. Plastics pollution is harming not only our oceans but also our communities and our climate. 

Enough is enough. I want  a future where we’re not eating, drinking and breathing plastic; where threatened and endangered marine life isn’t choking and dying on plastic; and where we can enjoy our greatest resource without shuffling or swimming through plastic waste. Please support policies that reduce the production and use of single-use plastic threatening our planet. This problem will only get worse with inaction. 


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