Eliminate Plastic Waste...One Fork at A Time!
  • Petitioned Christine Quinn

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Christine Quinn
Mayor of New York City
Bill de Blasio

Eliminate Plastic Waste...One Fork at A Time!

    1. Kat Williams
    2. Petition by

      Kat Williams

      NY, NY

In New York City, ordering food for take out is like turning on your faucet.  Everyday, delivery men brave the traffic and weather to bring you that hot soup, sushi to go or pepperoni pizza.  Most of these orders include a host of plastic utensils and paper plates that will be tossed in the garbage; because with a busy New Yorker's schedule, most of these orders are delivered to apartments all over the five boroughs where plasticware is not needed.

Mayor, in your efforts to green New York, can you please require that restaurants with delivery and take out services ASK if utensils are needed before throwing handfuls of them into bags? 

I've requested over and over "NO UTENSILS" when ordering my favorite dishes from Josie's or Two Boots, but my request is often unheeded.

New York has a plethora of online websites such as Seamless.com, eat24hours.com, grubhub.com.  Only Seamless offers a "Green" option in which the restaurant will forgo providing utensils that will just end up as landfill, but many of their vendors do not heed the call. 

As I'm sure you know, 10% of the plastic consumed ends up in the great Plastic Garbage Patch AND Americans toss out enough paper & plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times.

I recently learned that your Mayoral office is not using plastic water bottles at major events anymore. Can you please extend this effort to the millions of meals that are delivered every day to New Yorkers by requiring restaurants to ASK customers if utensils are needed before thoughtlessly supplying them?

Let NYC be the leader in this effort to eliminate plastic waste!

Thank you.

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Recent signatures


    1. SAY NO TO UNNECESSARY PACKAGING - 170 people worldwide agree ... so far!

      Kat Williams
      Petition Organizer


      Plastic packaging will remain in our landfills and pollute the oceans forever, causing continued damage to us and our world. The U.S. tosses out enough paper bags and plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times according to www.cleanair.org.

      With the holidays coming up, why not stuff stockings with bamboo utensils and lunch kits from this fantastic website listed below. Along with your help promoting my petition to raise wasteful consciousness one city at a time, you can also turn someone special's holiday green!


      With gratitude for spreading the word around the world...
      love and peace,

    2. We've reached 136 People!

      Kat Williams
      Petition Organizer

      And most of those people are from all over the world! Plastic waste is an issue that concerns all of us. Won't you please share this with your friends, family and FaceBook circuit? As you can see, I'm 49,864 signature behind my goal and need all the help I can get!
      Mucho mucho gusto!

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tarek Hijaz CHICAGO, IL
      • 11 months ago

      Plastic pollution is unsightly, toxic, and deadly to wildlife.

    • Antonia Luu BOSTON, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      Our environment!

    • John Ott LOS ANGELES, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Former New York resident

    • Abby Goldberg GRAYSLAKE, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Plastic waste harms are environment and maybe our bodies!

    • Jarreau Cross SAN RAFAEL, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is the world we all share. Why is this not important??!!


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