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Drowning in plastic: Save the Bay video

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Save the Bay has launched a new campaign called The Bay Vs. The Bag. According to the organization, 3.8 million plastic bags are used in the SF Bay Area every year - 1 million of those end up in the bay annually (which means there are "100 bags for every seal, duck and pelican combined").

 

Here's the video. What do you think?

 

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Very interesting. It's a little strange to see her pull a plastic bag out of her mouth.

 

Greenupgrader had this posted about the campaign:

 

Save the Bay has been fighting to keep the Bay clean since 1961.  In their latest campaign they fighting for legislation to put a tax on single use bags and even ban their use across the state.  Amidst growing recognition of the evils of disposable plastic bags more and more places are banning their use all together.

 

Not everyone shares their passion for the issue however. Guardian columnist, George Monibot, wrote last week in his column “plastic bags are not the scourge of the planet, their biggest evil is to distract us from more pressing causes.” He was not referring specifically to the SF Bay campaign but the amount of attention in general that is paid to fighting plastic bags.

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