Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble
Make all Menstrual Products Plastic Free
Conventional period products contain up to 90% plastic and are constantly being manufactured, used for between 4-8 hours, disposed of and then take over 500 years to break down, meaning if Jane Austen had used them they would still be decomposing today!  They can enter rivers and oceans and end up on beaches. In fact, a report by the European Commission found that period items are the fifth most common waste washed up on beaches! This happens when they are incorrectly flushed down toilets, and shockingly 2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million pads and 700K pantyliners are flushed in the UK every single day! This pollutes and negatively impacts the environment and contributes to ocean plastic, which kills around 1 million sea birds and 100,000 sea mammals, marine turtles and countless fish yearly. Overtime their plastic content disintegrates into smaller pieces, known as micro-plastics and fibres, which pose a further threat to marine-life and ecosystems. [1,2] They also contribute to over 200,000 tonnes of landfill waste every year, however, any not sent to landfill may be incinerated with the potential to release toxins due to their high plastic and synthetic content. No matter where they end up, whether at the bottom of the sea, in landfill or on a beach, they will remain there for hundreds of years and pose constant danger to animals and birds. The adverse impact that single-use plastic is having on our health and the environment has been gaining huge media coverage, and because there are already so many companies out there producing eco-friendly versions it is obvious now more than ever that plastic is clearly not needed in period products. Therefore it is crucial that we bring about change so that these essential products are inflicting minimum damage. This is why myself and over 192K supporters are calling on the companies and supermarkets manufacturing single-use period products to take responsibility for the environmental impacts they are having and to make change happen by going plastic-free! This petition covers menstrual pads/towels and tampons including their applicators, wrappers and packaging. Please sign, share and together let's break the plastic cycle, period! Thank you for supporting the campaign! Ella #EndPeriodPlastic Campaign Features: Virgin: https://bit.ly/2FgbjyI Huffpost (Why 2019 Needs to be the Year Plastic-Free Periods Go Mainstream: https://bit.ly/2MNQE8p Solihull Observer (Lil-Lets Demo): https://bit.ly/2GgTbae Forbes: https://bit.ly/2RyETUj Glamour (Year of the Plastic-free Period): https://bit.ly/2DjZojT i-D: https://bit.ly/2CfFaae Huffpost USA: https://bit.ly/2A1Kz35 Huffpost (Sainsbury's): https://bit.ly/2qnI6uU My Green Pod: https://bit.ly/2QaH8gH Vogue: https://bit.ly/2oWzlXT Glamour: https://bit.ly/2LtWp98 Wales Online: https://bit.ly/2LifRX4 Pebble: https://bit.ly/2maj93R The Ecologist: https://bit.ly/2RzlEd3 TOTM: https://bit.ly/2wdsYDC WEN: https://bit.ly/2wdKK9K References:  https://bit.ly/2pA6UPG  https://bit.ly/2QwZQyV
Eliminiamo le scatole di cartone dei dentifrici
Il dentifricio viene utilizzato ogni giorno da tutti noi. Ogni anno ne vengono vendute solo in Italia milioni di confezioni. Ciascun tubetto è venduto all’interno di una scatola di cartone; questa non ha nessuna funzione pratica, infatti una volta acquistato il tubetto, la scatola diventa subito spazzatura. Chiediamo che l’Italia segua l’esempio dell’Islanda ed elimini l’inutile packaging di cartone riducendo i costi per le aziende ed evitando così di produrre tonnellate di rifiuti. Aiutami anche tu a raggiungere questo obiettivo, diffondi questa petizione e tagga chiunque conosci che lavora nel governo o nell’industria di dentifrici.
No More Toothpaste in Box Packaging
Official campaign hashtag: #NOBOXTOOTHPASTE Why does toothpaste come in a box? Toothpaste is used by two-thirds of the world’s population on a daily basis. The box makes it more expensive for the makers and consumers, and the only thing we do with it is to throw it away. Then why? what's the point?! I did my research, and this is what I found: ¨Toothpaste comes in a box because it looks better¨. That’s right, and If we consider each person using an average of 3 tubes per year, that´s more thank 900,000,000 useless boxes a year only in the United States. But, there are places where this is done differently, for example, Iceland. The same brands that sell millions of boxed toothpaste tubes in the USA, sell their product's without the box in Iceland. This means that it is 100% doable Step1: Buy only Toothpaste that comes without a box, I know it´s hard, but if we all do it, it will be hard only for a short time. So stick to it. Step 2: Tag on this campaign anyone you know that works in the government or in the toothpaste industry Step 3: Spread the word, share this information so that in one year from today, we can buy toothpastes everywhere without generation billions of tons of unnecessary garbage Sometimes it feels like we live in a society that is out of our control, but the truth is that big changes, start with ideas and motivation. Here is an idea, let's get rid of the toothpaste boxes. Are you in? Alan's Theory www.facebook.com/alanstheory www.instagram.com/alans_theory Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCplqZF_Lb77bi3eUsczSV1A
Change USA Gymnastics Leadership in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal
Please sign our petition to protect children from sexual abuse. In March of 2017 we appeared on CBS 60 Minutes and told the nation our very personal stories of physical, emotional and sexual abuse inflicted upon us by USA Gymnastics and their former National Team Doctor Larry Nassar. Since then more than 140 girls and women have come forward to report alleged incidents of sexual abuse that are strikingly similar to ours. The current leadership of USA Gymnastics failed in its responsibility to protect child athletes from sexual predators and failed to alert authorities to reports of sexual abuse as required by law. Olympic level gymnastics has become a big business funded by some of America’s largest corporations and overseen by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Change is being made in the leadership in major companies when sex abuse survivors step forward and say, “#Metoo,” but this hasn’t happened yet in USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics Chairman Paul Parilla, Vice Chairman Jay Binder and Treasurer Bitsy Kelley have focused their attention on money and medals while USA Gymnastics is attempting to cover up the largest child sex abuse scandal in the history of sports. They must be replaced by people who will put the health and safety of athletes first. Please sign this petition now. Demand a leadership change at USA Gymnastics. Jamie Dantzscher - 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Artistic Gymnastic Jessica Howard - 3 Time National Champion, Rhythmic Gymnastics Jeanette Antolin - Former USA National Team Member, Artistic Gymnastics This petition will be delivered to: United States Olympic Committee USA Gymnastics Procter & Gamble AT&T Under Armour Hershey’s NBC Sports United Airlines
Supermarkets to sell or make larger nappies for children with additional support needs
This petition is to ask supermarkets in the UK to provide or manufacture larger nappies for children with additional support needs, or children who are later to potty train. This request is in addition to the continence service, which provides nappies for parents of disabled children who are incontinent. Despite this beneficial service, there is huge demand for larger nappies as the service varies throughout the UK in terms of eligibility, referral age, waiting time and the number of nappies provided. As a result of this, parents are forced to buy online when they are either ineligible or simply require more nappies. These nappies come at a price and of course, you have to wait for delivery. To be able to go in to a supermarket and buy larger sizes would benefit many families, mine included. My son Brody is 4 years old. He is primarily undiagnosed with Global Development Delay, Autism, Epilepsy, hypotonia and hypermobility. He is non-verbal and not yet potty trained. He wears the largest size of nappy (6+) from Tesco and this is now too small. I posted on Tesco's facebook page regarding this last year (Nov 15) and the response to date from others has been great in terms of support and understanding. You can find the post here However, I am now asking all supermarkets to please consider this. In addition, I know a lot of us would love to see supermarkets sell bigger swimming nappies, so if they could consider this as well that would be great. Here are some of the articles/blogs on this campaign so far, which is explain it all in more detail... The Mighty Virgin Carers Club Huffington Post Firefly Community Scope PosAbility Magazine ERIC Family Fund Special Needs Jungle Mummy Pages GB Baby Centre UK Playpennies Bargain Hub **** Thanks for your support! You can find me on Twitter @LauraRutherford and Facebook at Brody, Me & GDD
Urge Companies to Ditch Plastic and Find Alternatives
Plastic is the number one trash problem we have been faced with in our generation. It is in our oceans, landfills, lakes, it blows around our land and is being found in almost all living creatures. It is nearly impossible to go shopping and not buy plastic of some sort. It is time for things to change on a corporate level, it is time for companies to start switching over to other alternatives. There is technology that exists that give us alternatives and it is time for these large companies to start utilizing these technologies. In signing this petition you are making a stand to demand that companies find new solutions and stop being part of the problem. You are also stating that you yourself are going to look for alternatives to plastic and try to work toward a solution as well. We are all affected by the over use of plastic in our world. In a study commissioned by data journalism outlet Orb, 83% of tap water samples collected from over a dozen countries on five continents tested positive for microplastic. In a US study they found microplastic in 94% of tap water. There are about 300 million tons of plastic produced annually. There are studies that are researching the effect on marine life and birds like this one, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. They said "So much plastic trash is flowing into the oceans that 90 percent of seabirds eat it now and virtually every one will be consuming it by 2050." In 1960 plastic was found in only 5% of birds. During this study the plastic found inside birds includes bags, bottle caps, synthetic fibers from clothing, and tiny rice-sized bits that have been broken down by the sun and waves. Tipa is an Israeli company that produce plastic alternative packaging. Nature works a company in Nebraska creates a plastic alternative made from corn. Biome Bioplastics is one of the UK’s leading developers of natural plastics. We are demanding change! Big companies, its time to get on board and ditch the plastic!
Force NFL Players to respect the practices of the country that provides their lifestyles
The people of the United States provide NFL Players exorbitant lifestyles to play a game for our entertainment and enjoyment. However, they have decided to use their workplace to wage protest against the very symbols and practices that are at the backbone of the system that allows them such excess simply to play a game. Ordinary citizens that did the same in their workplace would suffer disciplinary actions up to, and including, termination of their employment. These are the people that buy the tickets and merchandise that allow for NFL players to live lives of excess that make the lives of their supporters seem like those of mere peasants. We are calling for a boycott of all companies and their subsidiaries that support the NFL Players Association until the organization institutes and enforces policies to force players to stand for our national anthem and national observances as well as enact disciplinary actions that are strictly enforced for those that continue to violate the trust of the country that provides their lifestyle. The people of this effort recognize and respect the value of our rights to protest for the changes we seek in our world but also recognize that the players of the NFL are no different, or better, than the rest of the society they entertain by playing a game. We simply ask that they do it on their time. We seek an immediate and unrelenting boycott of the following companies that support the NFL Players Association with further action to follow if our demands are not met. The NFLPA sponsors are: Anheuser-Busch Barclaycard US Bose Bridgestone Campbell's Soup Company Castrol Courtyard Marriott Dairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60) Dannon Extreme Networks FedEx Frito-Lay Gatorade Hyundai Motor America Mars Snackfood Microsoft Nationwide News America Papa John's Pepsi Procter & Gamble Quaker Verizon Visa USAA Join us as we refuse to spend our hard earned money on the products and services brought to market by these companies and their vast network of subsidiaries.For more information on our cause or to obtain a complete listing of the network of companies and subsidiaries responsible for supporting the NFL Players Association please visit our Facebook page at The Edge Radio.
Protect women at Fox News by pulling ads from Bill O'Reilly show The O'Reilly Factor
The New York Times reported that five women were harassed and these victims had to agree not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations. The revelations were the latest after cable network’s CEO and chairman Roger Ailes stepped down amidst similar claims. For the last 20 years, Bill O'Reilly's show The O'Reilly Factor has been Fox News's top show which generates billions of dollars in revenue for 21st Century Fox. Fox News has repeatedly stood by as he has sexual harassed and inappropriately behaved around several victims. We are asking these companies that belive in family values to pull their advertising from the show.
Tell Pampers, wireless “smart” baby diapers are not safe!
Companies including Pampers are launching "smart high tech diapers" with sensors attached to diapers to sense wetness and track urine. The sensors work in concert with a Wi-Fi baby monitor and an app that lets parents keep track of their baby's diaper situation indicating when the baby needs to be changed. Parents need to know about safety considerations from electromagnetic exposure when buying wireless tech devices. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reducing exposure from wireless devices. "They’re not toys. They have radiation that is emitted from them and the more we can keep it off the body and use in other ways, it will be safer,” said Jennifer A. Lowry, M.D. Placing wireless tech devices next to developing infants’ genitals is SO WRONG! The World Health Organization also lists wireless radiation as a possible “carcinogen,” which means “cancer causing.” Children’s bone marrow absorbs significantly more energy due to their rapidly developing body. There are decades of peer-reviewed studies demonstrating serious biological health effects including immune dysfunction, sleep and memory disturbances, and potential risk of reproductive harm. We're asking for your support in letting Pampers know that we find the this product unacceptable. Wireless safety was NEVER tested on children, yet Pampers will be right next to a baby’s reproductive system. Experts advise that parents take precautions. "Until and unless we learn that radiation from portable electronic devices is safe, we should assume that it's harmful," says Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine. Huggies also launched a smart diaper in Korea and is planning on bringing to the US soon. Please help us send this message by signing our petition! Thanks in advance for your support. For more information on how to keep our kids safe from common toxic exposures, please get the facts and take action at Families Advocating for Chemical & Toxics Safety (FACTS): www.familyacts.org. To see upcoming Pampers products: https://www.mother.ly/news/pampers-lumi-smart-diapers-track-your-babys-urine-output?fbclid=IwAR2yBimua_P9zRmwSSOF57UOtm1UPc17LIOhhK3ksFNjsoPhANMj5XchbKI https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/30/monit/?fbclid=IwAR3QG0j-MuR7RWo5zYwLzWcs0jLvLF9HoZs-2gEcrl6WygqGtwsi6OEMD_w To see upcoming Huggies products: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/5/2/18525487/smart-diaper-huggies-monit-pampers-alert-poop-pee https://theweek.com/articles/853590/parents-nose-original-smart-diaper-use Please see the Environmental Health Trust for other tech items to avoid:https://ehtrust.org/key-issues/cell-phoneswireless/ridiculous-wi-fi-tech/?fbclid=IwAR0NJArfHvJbt7sLwrQgbuTjTj6qRM0wDUdkM6PrAQQbNc4TGDrkb9XgmNUSee Safe Baby Health regarding health concerns regarding wireless devices around babies: https://safebabyhealthychild.com/baby-monitors-do-risks-outweigh-benefits/
Sign a signature, save an animal
We are a group of Year 5 students who want big companies to stop using animal product testing. Animals are suffering for products being tested on them and we want YOU to help us stop that NOW. There are other alternatives for animal product testing that don't harm any living creatures, such as cell culture and human simulators. If we collect enough signatures and enough people boycott these companies that test on animals, the companies will need stop animal product testing. Once we have collected signatures, we will send them to companies and follow up to see if they have stopped animal product testing.