There should be a company that that regulates plastic use

There should be a company that that regulates plastic use

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Andrew Apple started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

It has come to my concern that there are no industries that regulate the use/distribution of plastic products.

In today’s society, the use of single-use plastic products is becoming more of an issue than ever before. Every year, Americans throw away more than 100 billion plastic bags. This equates to the average person using about 307 bags in a year. Single-use plastic products are more than just plastic shopping bags.

Think about, how much plastic is consumed every time someone gets fast food. Along with the plastic bags, there’s the plastic silverware, cups, straws, lids, and containers. All of this excess plastic could be eliminated. 

Overall, about 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally each year. Only about 10% of this plastic gets recycled, with a large majority of it ending up in the ocean. Several tons of plastic are found in water,
proposing a large threat to multiple types of wildlife.


My girlfriend and I believe that we have found a solution to this problem. We propose that an organization should be created that would limit the use/creation of single-use plastics. The organization
would regulate what products could be created out of plastic and the quantity of plastic being used. 

Instead of using plastic, this organization would reinforce the use of biodegradable materials. Some single-use
plastic products should be taken out of production all together. For example, plastic bags, straws, and cups should be replace with a paper alternative.

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