Petition Closed

Ban Plastic Bags in Sackville, NB, CANADA

This petition had 557 supporters

Recognizing the detrimental impact that plastic bags have on the environment, we are encouraging the Town of Sackville to be the first municipality in Atlantic Canada to implement a ban on the use of single-use plastic bags.

Plastic bags take at least 1000 years to break down, and even then, they don't biodegrade; rather, they fragment into smaller and smaller pieces. Plastic bags that end up in the ocean are deadly hazards for sea turtles and other fish, who mistake them for jellyfish. According to the U.N. Environmental Programme, 260 species are know to have accidently eaten plastic or become entangled in it. Floating plastic in the ocean may absorb harmful pollutants like PCBs and DDT from the sea surface.

Canadians shoppers use 2.86-billion bags anually in Canada or 200 for every Canadian. Major north american cities like Toronto, Seattle and Los Angeles have already banned this symbol of disposable culture at checkouts. 63% of Atlantic Canadians in an Angus Reid Public Opinion Poll taken in June, 2012 supported a ban on plastic shopping bags in their own community. It's time to to do the inevitable and ban plastic bags in the Town of Sackville. Please sign the petition or visit the link below to learn more.

Please be aware that as part of the registration process, your name, email address, and mailing address (your “Personal Information”) is collected. If you want to see how this information collected will be used please see the privacy policy which can be seen at

Petitions on work similarly to offline petitions. In an offline petition, your information goes directly to the target. With, an email gets sent to the target of the petition instead of a physical letter. It is possible that the petition that will be sent will include your address. This is simply to confirm that you are a resident in this municipality. Again, for more information on how handles your personal information, please read their Privacy Policy.

People may also wish to use the Sackville Post Office address or the Mount Allison University Student Centre address which are:

86 Main Street, Sackville, NB - Sackville Post Office

60 York Street, Sackville, NB - Mount Allison University Student Centre

Random E-mail addresses can be generated using


Today: Trevor is counting on you

Trevor Donald needs your help with “Ban Plastic Bags in Sackville, NB, CANADA”. Join Trevor and 556 supporters today.