World Wildlife Fund: Save Our Seas

Ask your Member of Congress to Save Our Seas

Ocean trash

Right now, an important piece of legislation is in the House of Representatives and we need your help to make sure your Member of Congress knows about it.

The Save Our Seas Act was recently introduced and it could mean less trash in the ocean, more research on how trash affects marine life, and a focus on ending the marine debris crisis.

From the smallest plankton to the biggest whales, ocean trash affects all marine life. Sea turtles, for instance, often confuse plastic bags for food, while dolphins and other marine mammals can become entangled in old fishing gear.

The problem is growing increasingly worse. And, our production of waste is so high that if we don’t do something now there could be a pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish in the ocean within the next decade. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Recently, the Senate passed the Save Our Seas Act in a heartening display of bipartisan unity. This was a major win for our oceans. Now we need the House to do the same.

Take action: Ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor the Save Our Seas Act.

With an endorsement from your member of Congress, we can ensure that stopping the onslaught of trash and plastic entering our ocean is a priority.

Thanks in advance for your support,

Sara Thomas

Sara Thomas
Director, Activism and Outreach
World Wildlife Fund

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