|This wasn't me. This was a turtle I got to work with at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center|
And I died, a slow and painful death.
You know how there's a big push for you to use reusable bags? This is why. That white thing that was floating in front of me was a plastic bag from your local super market. They take forever to degrade, and if you live in a coastal state, most times they float into the ocean.
Sea turtles are already endangered. They mistake plastic bags for jellies, squid, other swimmy things that can be eaten. They can't spit them out, and they choke.
Consider this the next time you shop. Try reusable bags, or try no bag at all. It may save my past life's family.