Sometimes we need legislation to move us toward radical action. Even by introducing a petition, movement begins toward awareness around an issue, prompting future change.
This is why we are excited that today the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency “to take new steps to curb plastic pollution in our oceans that kills hundreds of thousands of seabirds, endangered sea turtles, rare seals and other marine species each year.”
According to the CBD, “roughly 40 percent of the world’s oceans are covered in giant, swirling convergences of garbage, including billions of pounds of plastic. Today’s legal petition to the EPA seeks new plastic pollution limits for oceans under the Clean Water Act.”
Read more about the petition here.
Show your support for marine life by signing the petition for the EPA to take measures to reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans here.