Ban Plastic Bags in Providence
  • Petitioned Providence City Council Members

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Ban Plastic Bags in Providence

    1. Channing Jones
    2. Petition by

      Channing Jones

      Providence

Narragansett Bay, our beaches, and our ocean coast are Rhode Island's most treasured places - but they are in danger from the looming threat of disposable plastic checkout bags.

Once they get into the marine environment, plastic bags kill animals like birds, sea turtles, and whales. Fish and filter feeders such as quahogs are also vulnerable to toxic substances carried on plastic fragments. 

Nothing we use for just five minutes should fill our waterways with trash and threaten the wildlife we treasure and depend on. Sign this petition to support a plastic bag ban in Providence, RI.

Then click here to send a direct message to your state lawmakers as well: http://bit.ly/16btHRO

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    • Nicholas Shugrue PROVIDENCE, RI
      • over 1 year ago

      They are completely unnecessary not to mention an eye sore stuck in trees and scumming up the waterways. Furthermore maybe there should be incentives to use alternative eco friendly or paper bags?

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    • yelle nathalie QUEBEC, CANADA, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      signé

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    • Debbie Macmillan ALEXANDRIA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Because they cause many deaths in a variety of animals and birds!

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    • Audrey Greene CRANSTON, RI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Though plastic bags are cheap to make and very useful, they are blights on the landscape and take too long to decompose

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    • Tracey LeBeau SMITHFIELD, RI
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is unnecessary and harmful to our environment and all living things in it.

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