Ban Styrofoam Containers in Chicago

Ban Styrofoam Containers in Chicago

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Marco Law started this petition to Chicago City Council and

The city of Chicago has moved forward to support a reduction of plastic by its tax on plastic bags. However, this is far from enough to solve the global crisis of plastics overall. Styrofoam containers, that are commonly seen to be used by restaurants in containing takeaway food, is another major source of plastic pollution. This problem has been realised by many others and has led to action by other cities. New York, Boston and Los Angeles are just some of many major American cities that have or will impose a complete ban on styrofoam boxes.

It is precisely this that proves the point which a styrofoam ban is entirely possible in a major American city, and is also heavily necessary. There is no reason why Chicago should fall behind. Think about the amount of these takeaway boxes that are just floating in the ocean, ending up in a whale's stomach? Chicago needs to act, and act quickly.

I hereby invite all of you who see this petition to sign and show support to the ideal. Plastics are a global problem, and the realisation of a ban in Chicago does not only affect local residents, but also ultimately change all of our lives for good. Chicago is just one of many battles we will face for winning the war on plastic, but every victory comes from an accumulation of small wins.

SAY NO TO STYROFOAM BOXES, CHICAGO!

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