• Petitioned Friday Harbor Town Council

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Friday Harbor Town Council

Ban single use plastic bags

    1. Candace Calloway Whiting
    2. Petition by

      Candace Calloway Whiting

      Honolulu, HI

"Tiny bits of plastics, including plastic bag film, are being found in all water samples taken in Puget Sound," said Heather Trim, Policy Director of People For Puget Sound, in a statement. "Reducing the use of single-use plastics, like bags, will make a difference for the health of wildlife in Puget Sound and out in the Pacific."

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Whales are turning up with plastic bags in their stomachs

      Candace Calloway Whiting
      Petition Organizer

      Video about the death of a gray whale in Puget Sound, a Bryde's whale in Australia, and the plastic debris in between shows why we should care about plastic bags everywhere.

    3. Washington State legistators propose to ban plastic bags statewide.

      Candace Calloway Whiting
      Petition Organizer

      The state legislators can only find encouragement when each community considers its own legislation on this issue, show your support for the San Juan Islands!

    4. Reached 50 signatures
    5. Plastics industry is pouring money into stopping Seattle's plastic bag ban

      Candace Calloway Whiting
      Petition Organizer

      The American Chemistry Council, which represented the plastics industry, pumped $1.4 million into a signature-gathering effort and subsequent campaign to defeat the fee in Seattle.

    6. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Connor Lee SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      I've spent part of every year of my life in the San Juans and will always consider myself at home in the islands. Kayaking around the Salish Sea I have seen the proliferation and effects of plastic bags first hand. We should be a leader on this environmental issue.

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    • Kate Goodson VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a frequent tourist it's important to me that your area remains safe and pristine for the marine animals we come to see.

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    • Ashia Radke BELLINGHAM, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      If I have children, I want them to see the earth as beautiful as nature intended.

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    • jefffery downing SHORELINE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      After kayaking to Stuart Island last summer and I feel it could use every protection available.

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    • Helen Machin-Smith FRIDAY HARBOR, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      to help keep the sea and all its innocent inhabitants free of human pollution

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