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Petitioning City of Cambridge

Ban plastic bags


In the U.S., a hundred billion plastic bags are used a year. They don't biodegrade, so they litter streets, beaches, parks, and waterways. They fill up landfills and infuse the air with toxic fumes when burned in incinerators. To produce plastic bags, petroleum is required, a precious resource for energy that is being used up. Plastic bags also kill 100,000 animals a year. A change, however small, must be made to stop their use. If Cambridge bans plastic bags, it will help raise awareness and lower pollution in our city.

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