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Plastic bag ban helps save California’s endangered sea turtles

Leatherback sea turtle. Photo by Flickr user Steven Damron used under a Creative Commons License.
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Chris Pincetich, Ph.D., marine biologist for the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, asked me to pass along the information below about the deadly effects of plastics on California’s endangered sea turtles and how AB 1998 is a first step to help what is now an epidemic of plastic pollution. Please read it and do what you can. Thanks. /Gary

Plastic Bag Ban Will Help Save California’s Endangered Sea Turtles
San Francisco, CA – A new report released today exposes the severe harm that plastic bags in the ocean cause to the endangered sea turtles and other marine life offshore of California – and how banning single-use plastic bags will help save the lives of critically endangered leatherback sea turtles off the California Coast. Download the report at
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Posted on Thursday, August 12th, 2010
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