P  L  A  S  T  I  C
Plastic from plastic bags is with us for  a long, long time. “ Newspapers take two to five months to biodegrade in a compo...
Unfortunately, plastic stays with turtles too
Rise Above Plastics Campaign Plastic bags look just like jellyfish.
The bags get caught inside  and sometimes are pooped out Shany Nagaoka, www.seaturtle.org
Another turtle pooping plastic Randall Arauz, www.seaturtle.org
A Minke Whale washed up dead on the Normandy coast.  Cause of death? - The animals' stomach was full of plastic bags, and ...
Why and how does this happen?
Bags and other disposable ONE USE plastic products are lightweight They blow out of trash bins Myrtle Edwards Park June 2009
They blow in our roads
A "bag fence" at a landfill northern NY Photo submitted by Amanda L.  http://www.reusablebags.com/galleryPics.ph...
And they get into our waterways and slither out into the ocean
Plastics and plastic bags don’t decompose.  Instead, they break down into  smaller and smaller bits Algalita Marine Resear...
North Pacific Gyre  Trash Patch And end up in the world’s ocean accumulating in the gyres!
And our plastic production just goes up and up Mindfully.org
Gumming up recycling machines ~ ¼ of workers’ time goes toward taking plastic bags out of the sort line and the machinery ...
Let’s stop this
www.flickr.com
Greenhouse Carbon Neutral Fdn
The pundits say that young* people won’t vote in a primary *under 30
Prove them wrong
Your vote really could  change  the outcome
Don’t fall for the American Chemistry Council’s mistruths <ul><li>The referendum includes specific support for low income ...
Vote  Yes  on Referendum 1 on  the Seattle primary ballot.  Must be mailed by August 18
Together, we will end this www.turtlebags.co.uk
For more information www.greenbagcampaign.org
Thank You!
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  • http://www.slate.com/id/2169287/ For photo, need to get new one or permission ( Image courtesy of swanksalot via flickr, http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/04/california-plastic-bags.php
  • http://www.slate.com/id/2169287/
  • http://www.seaturtle.org/cgi-bin/imagelib/index.pl?cat=663&amp;si=&amp;thumb=1&amp;page=4&amp;sort=1&amp;perpage=12&amp;user=&amp;stype=
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-519832/Banish-bags-The-amazing-picture-2lb-plastic-poison-whales-stomach.html
  • http://www.slate.com/id/2169287/
  • http://byrdeye.blogspot.com/2008/06/plastic-pollution.html
  • http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Recycling/Plastic-Not-Fantastic1nov03.htm
  • http://www.fakeplasticfish.com/images/Ask%20a%20recycler.pdf
  • http://lyland-lyland.blogspot.com/2009/04/turtles-die-after-ingesting-plastic.html
  • http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://wildtracks.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/turtle_plasticbag031.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://wildtracks.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/stop-plastic-kills/&amp;usg=__87RoGLgTX3DZWj7jzeRBcwEBLD8=&amp;h=500&amp;w=800&amp;sz=116&amp;hl=en&amp;start=53&amp;tbnid=-gDiP3xmHnF7KM:&amp;tbnh=89&amp;tbnw=143&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbag%2Bturtle%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D40
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  • Turtles Pooping Plastic

    1. 1. P L A S T I C
    2. 2. Plastic from plastic bags is with us for a long, long time. “ Newspapers take two to five months to biodegrade in a compost heap; banana peels take several days. But when scientists test generic plastic bags, nothing happens—there's no CO2 production and no decomposition. Why? The most common type of plastic shopping bag—the kind you get at supermarkets— is made of polyethylene, a man-made polymer that microorganisms don't recognize as food. “ Slate , June 27, 2007
    3. 3. Unfortunately, plastic stays with turtles too
    4. 4. Rise Above Plastics Campaign Plastic bags look just like jellyfish.
    5. 5. The bags get caught inside and sometimes are pooped out Shany Nagaoka, www.seaturtle.org
    6. 6. Another turtle pooping plastic Randall Arauz, www.seaturtle.org
    7. 7. A Minke Whale washed up dead on the Normandy coast. Cause of death? - The animals' stomach was full of plastic bags, and throwaway plastic packaging. Daily Mail 27 February 2008 Other animals also eat plastic bags
    8. 8. Why and how does this happen?
    9. 9. Bags and other disposable ONE USE plastic products are lightweight They blow out of trash bins Myrtle Edwards Park June 2009
    10. 10. They blow in our roads
    11. 11. A &quot;bag fence&quot; at a landfill northern NY Photo submitted by Amanda L. http://www.reusablebags.com/galleryPics.php?id=79 They even blow out of our landfills
    12. 12. And they get into our waterways and slither out into the ocean
    13. 13. Plastics and plastic bags don’t decompose. Instead, they break down into smaller and smaller bits Algalita Marine Research Foundation
    14. 14. North Pacific Gyre Trash Patch And end up in the world’s ocean accumulating in the gyres!
    15. 15. And our plastic production just goes up and up Mindfully.org
    16. 16. Gumming up recycling machines ~ ¼ of workers’ time goes toward taking plastic bags out of the sort line and the machinery at Portland sorting facility. Think plastic bags are a hassle? Ask a recycler Ubiquitous trash downgrades materials and clogs machinery BY KATE GAWF Pamplin Media Group, Aug 14, 2007
    17. 17. Let’s stop this
    18. 18. www.flickr.com
    19. 19. Greenhouse Carbon Neutral Fdn
    20. 20. The pundits say that young* people won’t vote in a primary *under 30
    21. 21. Prove them wrong
    22. 22. Your vote really could change the outcome
    23. 23. Don’t fall for the American Chemistry Council’s mistruths <ul><li>The referendum includes specific support for low income citizens and food banks </li></ul><ul><li>Food banks will not pay the fee (of course!) </li></ul><ul><li>Grocery sales at supercenters like Fred Meyer ARE included. Walmarts would be included too but there are no Walmarts in Seattle (if ACC were from Seattle they would know this) </li></ul>They are willing to say anything to protect their profits!
    24. 24. Vote Yes on Referendum 1 on the Seattle primary ballot. Must be mailed by August 18
    25. 25. Together, we will end this www.turtlebags.co.uk
    26. 26. For more information www.greenbagcampaign.org
    27. 27. Thank You!

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