Little Tikes partners with Sea Turtle Conservancy
Little Tikes Co. announced an unusual partnership today -- the rotational molder announced that it is partnering with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to raise awareness of worldwide threats to sea turtles. I say unusual because plastics companies wouldn't typically be considered defenders of sea turtles -- even the Sea Turtle Conservancy has numerous items on its web site about plastic marine debris, problems with turtles getting entangled in plastic fishing line and nets, and turtles dying from eating plastic trash. But Little Tikes is stepping up to assist with the issue, to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the company's Sea Turtle sandbox. The company said it will work with the conservancy "to shine light on imminent threats to sea turtles including climate change, marine pollution, marine debris, oil spills, and artificial beach lighting." "Little Tikes makes products that are safe and durable for kids, and we believe in making this a safe planet for sea turtles as well," said Rosanne Kubitsy, Senior Director of Marketing, Little Tikes. "We want to make sure that turtles grow to their adulthood age of 33 years -- so celebrating our product's 33rd anniversary gives parents the opportunity to educate their kids about sea turtles in a fun way."
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