Armchair activism

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Armchair activism

I have a really big problem with something.

Plastic bags.

They’re everywhere, single use plastic bags for putting your already thrice packaged product in. The average time that a single plastic bag is used for is 12 minutes. I repeat 12 minutes.  As a seabird island ecologist, I get to see first hand the environmental impact of plastic pollution on wildlife. As a city dweller I see it everyday on my walks around my concrete jungle. The anger and frustration about these inanimate death chambers, which are completely unnecessary, continues to erode my heart.

The problem seems to be so mammoth, it’s difficult to know where to begin to try and stem the prolific usage. After hearing about the growing number of cities and countries around the world taking action to stem the flow of these plastic parasites into the environment, I decided to take action. Armchair action maybe, but I hear it can work, if done properly. So, here it is, my first foray into blogging, and petition making, all in the same week……..

Go on, give a girl a little support, and let’s ban plastic bags in Auckland……..

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Mayor_Len_Brown_Ban_Plastic_Bags_in_Auckland/

P.S. Here is a bit of MUSICAL inspiration for ya’ll  ……… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koETnR0NgLY

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JOHNCANCALOSI/NATUREPL.COM

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