City of Oceanside, CA: Pass a city ordinance that would ban the use of plastic shopping bags.
  • Petitioning Jim Wood

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City Mayor
Jim Wood
Councilmember
Esther C. Sanchez
Councilmember
Jerome M. Kern
Councilmember
Gary Felien
Councilmember
Jack Feller

City of Oceanside, CA: Pass a city ordinance that would ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

    1. Belinda Martinez-Canez
    2. Petition by

      Belinda Martinez-Canez

      Oceanside, CA

The City of Oceanside needs to help protect our local beach environment, especially when the city's biggest focal point is the coast. Plastic bags are an unneccesary environmental hazard now that there are many eco-friendly options that exist including canvas and paper bags. At a time where people and organizations are trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we are collectively using about 12million barrels of oil each year to produce plastic bags. Many of these bags end up on our streets, sidewalks, our rivers and streams where they eventually wash out to sea. Once they end up in the ocean, plastic debris are mistaken for food by seabirds, turtles, and other marine life. Up to 1 Million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and turtles die each year as a result of plastic debris. Lets become an environmentally responsible city and break ourselves of the plastic bag habit. Lets join the 72 municipalities in California who already have ordinances in place to ban plastic bags NOW. Lets take a stand together as a community and tell our City Council that this is a BIG step in the right direction in making our beach town a greener place to live.

To:
Jim Wood, City Mayor
Esther C. Sanchez, Councilmember
Jerome M. Kern, Councilmember
Gary Felien, Councilmember
Jack Feller, Councilmember
Pass a city ordinance that would ban the use of plastic shopping bags.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Were very close to a state wide plastic bag ban!

      Belinda Martinez-Canez
      Petition Organizer

      Its very exciting news, that the statewide ban on plastic bags will most likely be approved by Jerry Brown. He will probably do the right thing and everyone will just have to adjust to the idea of bringing their own shopping bags to stores. It is a gradual process as plastic bags will still be available at a cost and loans will be made available to plastic bag manufacturers to change their manufacturing to reusable bag manufacturing. It is one big step towards saving our largest resource, the ocean. I hope other States will follow our example! Very proud of being a Californian.

    2. San Diego Reader June 12, 2013 Article

      Belinda Martinez-Canez
      Petition Organizer
      Petitioner seeks to ban plastic bags from Oceanside

      "Plastic Thank You Take Out Bags" for sale at Alibaba.com: "FOB Price: US $0.01-0.6/Piece; Min. Order: 5 Metric Ton/Metric Tons" An online petition to ban the use of plastic shopping bags in Oceanside had acquired 586 signatures by June 15.

    3. San Diego Reader Support

      Belinda Martinez-Canez
      Petition Organizer

      We will be getting some publicity regarding this petition with the support of the San Diego Reader. Thank you Shelly!

    4. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Crystal Juliano MENIFEE, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Any small change can help

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    • Eileen Campos-Fiske OCEANSIDE, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I wanna make the world a better place!! I have a 2 year old daughter and I want her to enjoy the beauty of mother earth by perventing global warming.

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    • Patricia Jackson CRESTLINE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I totally believe in the cause. I hope it snowballs to the point where they are outlawed everywhere in this country.

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    • Martha Lucero SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I love going to the Oceanside Pier and it breaks my heart to see plastic bags stuck on the pier. Isn't this harmful to the ocean environment? Are we not known as the finest city in the U.S.A? This is not the way to live up to that expectation. KEEP OUR BEACHES CLEAN!!!! Get rid of the "pinche" bags.....

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    • Christine Miller SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to me because I love wildlife, and we all need a clean, safe, litter-free environment. I have personally seen sea turtles entangled in discarded plastic bags, it's a terrible, slow, and unnecessary death that we have the power to do something about.

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