Pacifica Tribune letters-to-the-editor, 4/3/12. "Plastic Bags" by Jennie Pitsch (San Bruno)
|"Only really dumb sea turtles eat plastic"|
I use them for selling at flea markets. I use them when I donate stuff. Plastic bags are great. Just because people are sloppy and make messes for everyone, we all shouldn't be punished by taking away what is so useful. Plastic bags are a most appreciative invention.
Supporting article - Save The Plastic Bag.com says the above anti-plastic bag sea turtle photo is trickery. And that the public is being mislead by the assertion that "..small plastics are the direct cause of mortality in sea turtles."
The larger view - Environmental Protection Agency. "Marine Debris Impacts", Conserve Turtles Organization, and Wiki Answers.
Massive problem for the Sea Turtles: Fisheries: USA New York Times, 9/14/11, World Discovery News.
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