Trash is killing our ocean wildlife
Last month, a six-ton, 33-foot-long sperm whale washed up on the shore of Spain after dying from the 64 pounds of plastic found in its intestines, including bags, nets, ropes and food containers. This is just one of many examples of how our waste is killing our wildlife.
By banning unnecessary items like styrofoam cups and takeout containers, we can greatly reduce the amount of plastic waste in our environment. Momentum for banning dangerous plastics is already building. Over 200 cities and municipalities have banned polystyrene containers and it is being discussed more and more by local and state legislators.
Even major chain restaurants such as McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts have agreed to phase out their use of foam cups and containers.
How anyone can justify single use plastics after seeing how it harms our wildlife is beyond me. By ending the use of harmful polystyrene in Pennsylvania can help us protect our oceans, lakes and rivers and the wildlife that inhabit them.