You know those plastic shopping bags you get from the grocery store? A lot of them end up in the dump or as litter on the ground or even in the ocean. They can hurt animals when they’re just thrown away, fish like Nemo and Dory, and sea turtles and others.
Try finding reusable bags instead of plastic ones
So instead of taking bags from the store, maybe your mom or dad can buy grocery bags that you can use a bunch of times and not throw away. If you keep them handy when you go grocery shopping and remind your parents to use them, you can actually help save Nemo and Dory! Well, not exactly them because they’re not real (sorry!), but you can save other fish like them.
Also, if you get a few more groceries than your mom plans, it's handy to have a few extra reusable bags in the car so you can go grab them at the store. If your parents like to plan ahead, they could put a note on the grocery list to remind them to get the bags. And they're not just for groceries, there's no reason why you can't use these bags when you go to the mall or other stores to get clothes or toys.
A clownfish, just like Nemo!
Help your parents keep these things in mind, and you're helping real fish just like Nemo and Dory!
Source: NewsUSA. Photo credits: By Tewy (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons and Johan Fredriksson [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons