Transition retailers from single-use bags to reusable bags.

Transition retailers from single-use bags to reusable bags.

    1. Petition by

      Cris Medina

      San Antonio, TX

It is estimated that the cost to taxpayers of handling the waste created by single-use bags is $1 per person, per year. This means the cost to the City of San Antonio is estimated at $1.3 million per year.

In addition, single-use bags pollute our streams, rivers, and lakes, pose a threat to wildlife and children, and cause an eyesore.

Millions of barrels of oil and millions of gallons of water are used each year to produce single-use bags. These are precious resources that are wasted on a product that is designed to be used once and discarded.

Cities all over Texas and the United States have already made the transition to reusable bags as a way to save taxpayer dollars, reduce landfill waste, and reduce pollution and litter. Every major retailer already operates in markets where reusable bags are the normal, and some like Sam's, Costco, Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods have company policies to avoid single-use bags.

It is time for San Antonio to make the transition from single-use bags to reusable bags.

To:
Transition retailers from single-use bags to reusable bags.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Daniel Large SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 4 months ago

      Banning plastic bags will be a vital contribution to San Antonio's leadership in sustainability and protection for future generations' environmental quality.

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    • Ryan Richter SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 5 months ago

      It is important to me because people throw away single use bags and reusable bags you can use over and over and it will cause less pollution

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    • Kristen Oliver LAKEWAY, TX
      • 7 months ago

      It's time to force people's hands! Reusable bags are cheap and easy to find. Let's stop the waste.

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    • Sean Nelson SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 7 months ago

      I am against pollution :)

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    • devan alvarez SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 7 months ago

      can help clean up the streets

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