Reduce plastic bag use in Champaign!
  • Petitioned Champaign, Illinois City Council

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Champaign, Illinois City Council

Reduce plastic bag use in Champaign!

    1. Amy Allen
    2. Petition by

      Amy Allen

      Springfield, IL

Champaign City Council voted to develop a proposal for a fee on plastic bags, at the urging of citizens and businesses dismayed by the amount of litter produced by plastic bags in the local community, including in our precious farmland and waterways. Plastic bags are a major contributor to litter in and around Champaign. Such fees have effectively reduced plastic bag use by as much as 50% in other cities, such as Washington DC, and San Francisco has also implemented such a fee. Revenue raised from the fee would be invested entirely in environmental education efforts, including the distribution of reusable bags. Area businesses including Follett’s Bookstore, Walgreen’s, Hobby Lobby, Ten Thousand Villages, and Champaign Surplus have voiced their support for action to control plastic bags. But the plastic bag industry has launched a misleading smear campaign generating online messages urging City Council members to
bag the ban." As concerned citizens, we must make our voices heard for commonsense environmental policies and not let corporate lobbyists set the course for our community.

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    • Jenni Hamilton PLATTSBURG, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      way too many!

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    • Felicia Speranske URBANA, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Plastic bags add to litter every where around Champaign. They also lead to pollution in our water sources.

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    • Joan George ANDERSON, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      Reduce plastic bag use in Champaign!

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