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June 02, 2011

Green Habits to Help Animals: Totes for Turtles

Sea turtle Your YouTube addiction aside, you may not realize how your daily habits affect wild animals. This week's tips are about how to make minor changes to your routine to help adorable (and not-so-adorable) critters around the globe. 

Tip #3: Fight plastic pollution.

Sea turtles are among the many animals that suffer when plastic ends up in the ocean. Turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish, their main food source, and die when the plastic blocks their digestive system. Some towns have banned plastic bags; until yours does, don't forget to carry your own tote when shopping. If you live near a shore, consider planning a beach cleanup.

Tell us: How do you remind yourself to bring reusable bags to the store?

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