Join Shedd Aquarium to help end plastic pollution!

As plastic production continues to rise, so does the amount of plastic pollution in our ocean, rivers, lakes, and streams. This plastic is impacting hundreds of species of wildlife and threatening entire aquatic ecosystems. It’s estimated that nearly 22 million pounds of plastic wind up in the Great Lakes and 9 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year — and if we don’t make changes, the rate of plastic flowing into the sea could double by 2025.

A comprehensive bill to tackle the plastic pollution crisis was recently introduced in Congress, and we need your help to move it forward. The bill would phase out throwaway plastics made from fossil fuels, hold the plastic industry responsible for its waste, and pause construction on any new plastic-making plants.  The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 will address the plastic pollution crisis and protect our communities and wildlife to create a healthier, more equitable future for us all.

Please contact your member of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act with one simple click below!


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