• Petitioned Weston, CT Board of Selectman

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Weston, CT Board of Selectman

Ban plastic shopping bags from Weston, CT

    1. Colleen Moore and Julia Morledge
    2. Petition by

      Colleen Moore and Julia Morledge

      Weston, CT

This is important because...
- Americans throw away 1 billion plastic bags every year but only 1-3% are ever recycled.
- Plastic bags kill thousands of marine animals yearly.
- Plastic bags are part of the worldwide global warming epidemic.
- Stores can sell cloth bags.
- Plastic bags can clog waterways, causing floods.
-Plastic bags take 1,000 years to disintegrate into even smaller particles that still keep polluting the earth.
- Making plastic bags uses millions of gallons of petroleum that could be used for transportation or heating.

Please sign if you are 18 or older and live in Weston, Connecticut. Thank you very much for your support!

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      Colleen Moore and Julia Morledge
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    Reasons for signing

    • Tony Caputo WESTON, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      To remediate an over-indulgence in the "throw away" societal paradigm; to essentially minimize waste and to foster a change in the way we manage waste. Alternatives to plastic bags, ie: canvas bags, are stronger than plastic bags, hold more product, are reusable many times over, are washable and promote a sense of awareness into a more sustainable use of resources.

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    • Cynthia Gage WESTON, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      To help the environment

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    • Nancy Roberts WESTON, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      Because the earth is important to me. :)

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    • Debby Katz WESTON, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      plastic bags are terrible!

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    • Suzanne Berkley WESTON, CT
      • about 2 years ago

      I am originally from San Jose, CA who also has a no plastic bag ordinance. This is a great idea and having only moved here 4 months ago I am happy top say I easily have not needed to use any of the local grocery store's bags because I bring my own! I also worked for a "mom pop" retail store in San Jose when they implemented the law 1/1/12 (that is right, just this year) and it is NOT that hard of a transition. Little research and proper marketing can go a long way! Collen and Julia - look at San Jose's model and other cities. San Francisco is not the only model. It can be beneficial for the business and help off set costs. Can also help support local companies by buying re-usable bags from them.

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