Ban Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Petitioning Vermont

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Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

    1. Kate Maguire
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      Kate Maguire

      Essex, VT

Scientists estimate that it could take up to 1,000 years for a plastic bag to "go away". Plastic bags are not biodegradable. Plastic bags photodegrade, meaning they break down into smaller and smaller pieces all while emitting toxins into the atmosphere. 

Plastic bags pose a  significant threat to marine life "Ninety-seven percent of Laysan Albatross chicks that were found dead by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, they all had plastic in their stomachs." - Michael Bolinder on NPR

Roughly 95% of all plastic bags in United States are NOT recycled, according to the US Environment Protection Agency.

Plastic bags are an unnecessary environmental burden. We don't need to use plastic bags; canvas bags are a great alternative.

Banning or restricting plastic bags isn't a new idea. Other countries have already taken action. Ireland, for example, has a tax on plastic bags. China's complete ban of plastic bags has saved them roughly 4.8 million tonnes of oil as of June 2012, as stated by an NDRC government offical. In all, over 1/3 of the worlds' countries have restricted plastic bags.

Hawaii, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle are among the first to ban plastic bags in the United States. Vermont can be next! With YOUR signature, we're one step closer to cleaning up Vermont.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 18 days ago

      How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?”

      ― Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone

    • David Mullany WARREN, VT
      • about 1 month ago

      Plastic shopping bags are surperfluous

    • Joan Gilbert MORETOWN, VT
      • about 1 month ago

      Continued environment, wildlife and human existence.

    • Asah Rowles WARREN, VT
      • about 1 month ago

      For my children's future!

    • Anne LaBrusciano MARSHFIELD, VT
      • about 1 month ago

      Plastic bags are unnecessary and harmful to the environment .


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