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Petitioning Starbucks, McDonald's, Theresa May MP, Amber Rudd MP, Ed Miliband, Claire Perry MP, Margot James MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Vince Cable MP, Sadiq Khan, Subway, Michael Gove, Greg Clark MP

Ban plastic cutlery and straws in fast-food chains to protect our oceans and marine life.

Globally, we throw away 500 million straws a day and according to, we dump 8 million tonnes of single-use plastic in our oceans yearly. Plastic cutlery and straws have an incredibly short usage time, yet take several 100 years to break down and decompose when they end up in our oceans. No marine species are safe from the toxic impact of the plastic that is heavily polluting our oceans. Straws and cutlery often end up in the digestive systems and in the noses and throats of our marine life, ultimately killing them and contributing to the depletion of already struggling species of fish and marine mammals. Multiple studies have also shown that we too are consuming the plastic fragments ingested by fish. Starbucks, McDonald's and Subway are giants in their fields. They have the power to lead the way in industry-wide change when it comes to the wasteful and toxic throwing away of hundreds of millions of pieces of single-use plastic DAILY. When they make the change, others will be encouraged to follow. If smaller, independent coffee and fast-food stores are able to use paper straws and biodegradable alternatives to plastic cutlery, huge companies like Starbucks and McDonald's most definitely can too. It is thought that if we continue on our current trajectory, by 2050 our oceans could hold more plastic than they do fish. We have to make a change NOW. 

Kirstie Brittain
168,598 supporters
Petitioning Subway

Subway: Stop supporting cruelty to chickens!

For quite some time, Subway’s footlongs have been a regular lunch time go-to for myself and many others. As a busy student, it’s important for me to have access to food that works for my budget as well as my health. Until now I was under the impression that Subway was the solution. Unfortunately, I will no longer be eating at Subway. The reason I have chosen to boycott Subway is because I recently found out that the chickens in its supply chain endure horrific abuse and cruelty. Chickens raised for Subway's supply chain spend the majority of their lives crammed inside filthy, windowless sheds by the tens of thousands. They are bred to grow grotesquely large at an unnaturally fast rate and are violently shackled, electrocuted, and slit at their throats while fully conscious. These abuses are not what you’d expect from a restaurant chain that prides itself on food quality, but they’re the sad reality for chickens raised for Subway’s supply chain. Fortunately, several major restaurant chains have released comprehensive chicken welfare policies to address the myriad forms of cruelty to chickens in their supply chains. Some of these companies include Quiznos, Chipotle, Shake Shack, and Starbucks. Until Subway joins its competitors and commits to addressing the cruelty in its supply chain, I hope you will join me in boycotting Subway! It’s time for Subway to release a policy to provide birds with more space and a clean, naturally lit environment, shift away from fast-growing breeds of birds, and eliminate live-shackle slaughter methods. Please, sign my petition and let Subway know that you won’t be dining with them until they adopt a meaningful animal welfare policy that spares birds from the worst abuses they currently endure in its supply chain.

Lia Hyman & The Humane League
53,314 supporters
Petitioning Subway

Mantengamos a Sayulita sin cadenas extranjeras! Dile no a Subway.

La Sayulita que todos queremos es un pueblo sin comercios de tipo cadena extranjera. Apoyemos a los comerciantes locales y mantengamos la magia de nuestro pueblo que es único, diciéndole NO a la apertura de un Subway en El Centro de Sayulita! Por favor, apoya con tu firma. Gracias! The Sayulita we all want it's a Sayulita without Chains. Let's support our local businesses and keep Sayulita magical and unique, saying NO to the opening of a Subway in down town Sayulita! Please sign this petition. Thanks! 

Luciana Valente
1,462 supporters
Petitioning Subway

Mantengamos a Sayulita sin cadenas extranjeras! Dile no a Subway.

La Sayulita que todos queremos es un pueblo sin comercios de tipo cadena extranjera. Apoyemos a los comerciantes locales y mantengamos la magia de nuestro pueblo que es único, diciéndole NO a la apertura de un Subway en El Centro de Sayulita! Por favor, apoya con tu firma. Gracias! The Sayulita we all want it's a Sayulita without Chains. Let's support our local businesses and keep Sayulita magical and unique, saying NO to the opening of a Subway in down town Sayulita! Please sign this petition. Thanks! 

Luciana Valente
1,462 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, McDonald's, Subway, Royal Mail

Have more recycling bins and litter pickers! To help save our human race!

It is said that within approximately 200 years this world will most likely become extinct because of waste such as: plastic, coal, oil, and more ...BUT we’re not dead yet! We can stop this before it happens. Do you really want this world to become extinct? All of the wonderful creations and time put into it. The astonishing human race may be gone in a matter of years!  To prevent this we can do just a few simple things as an individual and together we can change the future! May be volunteer to become a litter picker in your local area, even for just 1 hour, buy a recycle bin and actually USE IT PROPERLY don’t waste energy by, for example, charge your phone up while you sleep. Yeah don’t do that.  Together  as a community we can help this world. What I’m asking YOU to do is to follow these rules of course  but promote recycling and make more recycle bins. AND PLEASE DONT LITTER! ThankYou.

Natasha Purvis
1,186 supporters
Petitioning Subway

Subway: Make your veggie patty egg and dairy free!

We all know Subway.  It's around every corner, providing a range of sandwiches among other foods. Here's what we want Subway, it's pretty easy: Your veggie patty contains egg and dairy. Meaning meat eaters AND vegetarians without egg/dairy allergy can eat it. Allergen menu can be found here Why not spread your market with a simple change? Why not have EVERYONE able to have the veggie patty? With the elimination of egg and dairy from your veggie patty, you've widened your costumer base by hundreds if not thousands. That includes vegans and those who are intolerant to egg or dairy. You don't need egg and dairy in your veggie patty. Just a slight recipe change. Sure that may mean investing a bit of time to see what recipe works best, I mean the veggie patty is quite tasty. It's just the egg component that is there only to stick everything together. You can use other things instead.  Examples for egg replacements: Water and oil Ground flaxseeds Ager-ager Potato strach Banana (yes even a banana!)   I can give you dairy replacement, but... do you really even need dairy in a patty?   All you have to do, is remove the egg and dairy. It's that simple.  No egg and dairy = many more costumers Sounds like a sweet deal to us.     Please sign and share! 

Nikki Lovato
935 supporters
Petitioning Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, Safeway, Subway

Reducing Unnecessary Plastics

There are too many plastics being used that aren't helping the environment when there are much better substitutes that we can use instead. The plastics that we are continuing to use are damaging the marine ecosystem. According to "Ocean Plastic Pollution" on, in Los Angeles alone, 10 metric tons of plastic are swept into the ocean every day. This is an outrageous amount, especially when you can use reusable materials as a replacement, and when people are constantly creating new products, such as a new, special biodegradable plastic. Companies are packaging natural products with plastics, even when nature has come up with its own cover. We are asking to stop this cycle of waste and production of unneeded plastics. We want to stop adding to the notorious Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which , according to "How Big Is the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch"? Science vs. Myth", "is bigger than Texas—maybe twice as big as the Lone Star State, or even twice as big as the continental U.S." The Garbage Patch is almost impossible to get rid of, so we should at least stop adding to the masses of plastic by using different kinds or just being responsible. If you sign this petition, this will be sent to multiple major companies who use or wrap food products in more plastic than is needed. Becoming part of this and sharing this with any friends will make a bigger difference, and will change the world.

Sushrut Garikiparthi
914 supporters
Petitioning McDonald's, Starbucks, Quick, Coffee Fellows, Burger King, Subway, Exki , Njörd

Switch to organic or compostable packaging for takeaway food and drink now

We are class 6B, a group of students from St George’s International School in Luxembourg, and we strongly disagree with unnecessary plastic being used in places around us. We want our local fast food restaurants and coffee shops to "take away" the huge amount of plastic packaging they use. Plastic waste is a severe problem and it is only getting worse. Don’t you think that plastic is becoming a catastrophe? In our class, we have been researching waste plastic packaging and its effects on our environment. It is a real threat: when it is thrown away it either ends up in the ocean or in landfill, or it is burnt. All of these options are unfavourable for our planet. Plastic left on land or in the sea takes hundreds (or sometimes even thousands) of years to decompose. This destroys sea life, as you may have seen in the news recently. When these restaurants serve you plastic packaging, they are shoving straws and plastic cups down the poor throats of little birds and sea turtles. How do you feel about this? However, there is an alternative. They could stop using plastic materials for  packaging and replace it with organic materials, or even better, compostable packaging which is now made by many companies in Europe and North America. Wouldn’t you feel great if the fast food restaurants YOU use contributed and helped make the world a better place, for humans and animals alike? Wouldn't it be great if everyone could buy products from these places without being worried about the damage to our environment? Sign our petition. Help make a change. Tell them to TAKE AWAY PLASTIC! #changeit #takeawayplastic

Class 6B
607 supporters
Petitioning Subway

Feed the homeless for a day

On Thursday, January 2, I was in New Orleans with my friend to watch our school The University of a Alabama play in The Sugar Bowl.  We had the pleasure of taking a homeless man who was cold and hungry into the Subway Restaurant at 112 Royal Street, New Orleans. I asked the man to go through the line and order what he wanted and I would wait at the register to pay for his meal.  When he got into line the Manager, Randy, began to call him a douchebag and insulting him over and over.  He told Randy he had money and pointed to me. Randy yelled to me not once, not twice but three different times "Why are you buying this son of a bitch (or douchebag in one of the questions) food? He doesn't deserve to eat." Three customers who had already ordered complained to him about the way he was treating the homeless man and about his foul language and walked out on their orders. He called those customers names as well and said he didn't need their business.  Although I was so angry I was shaking, I did not retaliate or say anything back except "I'm buying him food because he is hungry." I feared that if I fought with him he would not let me buy the food the homeless man wanted and desperately needed.  He continued cursing and calling the man names and glaring with contempt at me and my friend.  We completed the transaction and several of the employees and the homeless man thanked me.  I wish I could have done more for him but I'm a college student and don't have much money myself but I knew I could afford to feed a starving man. The next day (Friday, January 3rd) I called Subway's corporate number and a CSR took my complaint and said someone would be in touch with me within 48 hours.  I waited, no call.  I called back on Monday, January 6th and complained again.  My original complaint was still on file and I was told it would be submitted again and I would be contacted within 48 hours.  I did not receive a call from anyone from Subway so again today I called them.  After discussing the complaint again with a CSR and wanting to speak to someone higher up in the Subway Corporation I was told no one was in today but I could leave a voicemail for a supervisor.   I feel this was discrimination against this homeless man and myself.  I was humiliated for him and embarrassed that a human being could be so cruel.I want Subway to take a day to feed the homeless of New Orleans.  There is no excuse for this behavior and they need to make it right.  An apology needs to be made to the man if we can find him as well.    On Subways Corporate website it's says the following: Our People, Our Communities We know that it takes more than just good food to nourish a strong people and build a vibrant community. It starts with taking care of people, the heart and soul of the SUBWAY® experience. We value the cultural richness and breadth of ideas resulting from the diversity that is fostered in who we are and what we do. We are dedicated to building strong business relationships through open communication, respect and by with each other as well as by serving our customers and our neighborhoods; much like we do within our own families. As the franchisor of the SUBWAY® brand, we draw on the strong entrepreneurial spirit and passion that exists throughout our organization to help shape and grow our business. We strive to and create opportunities for our franchisees, their staff, and the people within the communities in which serve. We continually challenge each other to succeed through teamwork, against shared goals & benchmarks, and to be accountable for our actions. We take great pride in our business and are committed to being good global citizens; to encouraging healthy, active lifestyles and to making a difference where we live and work around the world. Diversity Entrepreneurial Spirit Giving Back and Encouraging Healthy Active Lifestyles Making a Difference in Our Neighborhoods

J Brentzel
565 supporters
Petitioning Fidelma Lavin, UCD Student's Union, Pi restaurant, Starbucks, Insomnia, Subway, Cafe Brava, Sports Cafe, Student Club Cafe, The Grind, Rendezvous Restaurant, Black rock Restaurant and Coffee Shop, ...

UCD Student’s Union expand supply of Halal options across restaurants & Shops on Campus.

There are very few restaurants which cater towards Muslim dietary requirements in UCD. Only two facilities cater towards Muslim customers and this they do insufficiently i.e. frequent stock problems which limit the number of Muslim students that can be catered for. The location of these two facilities are on the eastern side of campus e.g. Centra and Chicken Shack which are both of inconvenient distance to students studying in buildings further away from the vicinity e.g. Richview, Newstead and UCD school of Nursing.   There is a significant population of both Irish Muslim students and international Muslim students (Estimated 300 in Health Sciences alone) who study in areas of the UCD campus where access to catering facilities that provide halal food, is cumbersome and due to the large population of Muslim students studying and working in UCD, the two facilities which can cater towards them are inadequate, in terms of being able to cope with high demand for their services. Catering facilities are available to the general population of UCD students within each faculty’s buildings, providing easy meal access. However, Muslims students are forced to walk significant distances to reach facilities which can cater towards them, resulting in students being late to tutorials/seminars/labs and lectures. We ask that Fidelma Lavin, the Student’s Union and the named restuarants, cafe's and shops expand supply of Halal options across more restaurants and shops on the UCD Belfield campus, in a method that makes them accessible to the substantial population of Muslim students in UCD studying in all faculties at a reasonable price. As well as improving the supply of the current facilities which may cater towards Muslims students. (Centra and Chicken Shack) as to combat stock problems.

Rosaleen Aljohmani
424 supporters