Our August Bag Heroes at the Texas Sealife Center on North Padre Island are helping to spread the word that reusable plastic bags are the way to go. As Amanda Terry, Director of Rehabilitation at the center knows, sea turtles eat the bags and birds get them wrapped around their feet. Turtles that ingest bags often die and impaired birds often cannot fly or find food.
On making the switch to reusable bags, Amanda tells us, “Wildlife is affected by plastic trash more than people think. If there are less loose plastic bags, then there’s less of a chance of animals ingesting them and becoming entangled in them.”
We salute the Texas Sealife Center for the service it provides to injured sea animals and helping to raise people’s awareness about the dangers posed by plastic marine debris.