- It is estimated that over 1 million marine animals are killed by plastic bags each year.
- Birds, fish and even whales have been found dead with up to 1kg of plastic bags inside them.
- The Sea Turtle is one marine animal that suffers more than others, because plastic bags look a lot like there favourite food the Jelly Fish.
- With turtles, the danger is also higher because turtles cannot regurgitate what they have swallowed. They also have downward facing spines in their throats which prevent the bag from coming out.
- Food trapped in the gut causes gases to accumulate in their body, making them float and unable to search for food in deep waters. This makes them easy prey for predators.
- The Challenge is simple,
“To remove 10,000 plastic bags from the environment”
What I would like is for all like minded wildlife warriors to collect as many plastic bags from the environment as we can, remember even bags lying around on land in parks and school yards may one day get blown into our water ways. (make sure you use a stick or rubbish spike when picking them up, it is rubbish after all)
Email me here how many you have collected and I will add your name and results to a tally list that will be on this page along with our overall total.
With your help we can possibly save 10,000 turtles just by picking up 10,000 bags. you may even want to get your school or classroom involved.
- The total Bags collected now stands at…
Grand total bags collected = 415
The following people have helped in this challenge.
JOSH LAWTON aged 17 50 bags
ZAC aged 11 3 bags
JAYDEN BELL aged 11 37 bags
SAM PITCHERS aged 11 1 bag
LAURA aged 11 40 bags
OLIVIA FOWLER aged 10 16 bags
KELLIE WALKER aged 39 1 bag
THOMAS GEARY aged 10 68 bags
MICHAELA aged 10 12 bags
REUBEN HANNAH aged 10 34 bags
TRENT aged 9 62 bags
ASHLEY WALKER aged 9 2 bags
EMMA ELLIMAN aged 11 13 bags
TYLER SUMMERS aged 11 5 bags
PETER THORN aged 36 1 bag
JAYDEN aged 10 3 bags
LIAM WILSON aged 11 6 bags
AIMEE aged 10 23 bags
JOSHUA WALKER aged 11 38 bags