Ban plastic bags and straws from U.S restaurants and stores

Ban plastic bags and straws from U.S restaurants and stores

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Breanna Jacobo started this petition to Governor Brian Kemp and

There's more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans which includes bottles, straws, and plastic bags. Most small plastic materials never gets recycled either. Many marine animals (For example: birds and whales) are dying due to confusing plastic with food. For me, I rather use my own fabric (cotton) made bag to carry my food from a grocery store or restaurant than gradually throwing all my plastic bags away. There's so many alternatives we could take as a state and maybe country to protect our planet from plastic waste. Even straws cause this anount of waste to increase. Starbucks will be banning straws by 2020 and if every other restaurant started to replace straws with metal, bamboo, glass, stainless steel, or biodegradable straws we would benefit from causing trouble wasting plastic. It would be less work trying to recycle or clean up our oceans and streets. Nearly a million beverage bottles are sold around the world every minute. Imagine where those water and coke bottles will end up after the people finish their drink. We don't seem to care since companies have been usings plastic for everything but if one person starts to reuse their bags, straws, bottles, and etcera, we will see a change gradually. We need alternatives for plastic before it's 2050 when our oceans will have trillions of pieces floating around bodies of water and it's too late to clean or recycle it by hand. I'm not asking for this change to happen automatically. I live in Georgia and I hope we start replacing plastic bags, straws, and bottles gradually. Just like many other states are looking for alternatives. 

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