Plastic Pollution, Bag Bans, Updates, CA Bag ban
November 19 2013

Dolphin vs. Plastic Bag

by Bill Hickman

While the debate rages on about simple steps to reduce plastic pollution such as a reusable bag ordinance or plastic bag ban, wildlife feels the impacts.  On a macro level, plastic litter is photodegrading into microplastics that are turning the ocean into a plastic soup.  On a more micro level, plastic litter is impacting wildlife through ingestion and entanglement.  Here's an example of entanglement as this baby dolphin can't seem to escape from a plastic bag until rescued.  Cheers to responsible fishers and activists working to reduce plastic pollution, like those with your local Surfrider Chapter.