Plastic Bag Ban In Aurora, IL

Plastic Bag Ban In Aurora, IL

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Team Planet started this petition to City of Aurora

Plastic bags are a problem. You see them on your front lawn, in trees, sea turtles mouths, etc. A group of STEM school students was asked to create a way to tackle the plastic pollution problem. We decided why not stop plastic at its source instead of cleaning it up? So we went after one of the #1 most used plastic items, plastic bags.

 

How they harm the environment

Plastic bags have a huge impact on the environment, like any other plastic they don't biodegrade; they photodegrade breaking into tiny pieces of plastic known as microplastics. Fish mistake plastic and microplastic for food making them feel full when their not causing them to die. We have no way of cleaning up microplastics and there a big problem. 

 


How they harm US

After plastic production started entering the ocean any seafood can no longer be certified "organic". Did you know 1 in every 4 fish have some sort of plastic inside of them? When we eat fish that have eaten plastic were eating all the chemicals and bacteria that plastic has in it and it gets embedded in our tissue and can lead to serious health problems later on. 

 


Other cities are doing it why aren't we?

Did you know about 200 U.S. municipalities have banned or taxed plastic bags? There are 0 negatives to banning plastic bags so let's help make the world a better place by banning plastics bags. 

 


Thank you for signing our petition. You signature will help us come one step closer to banning plastic bags in Aurora, IL. This petition will be shown to the mayor of the city of Aurora.

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