Ban Plastic Bags

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Plastic consumption and waste is a major problem in not just the United States, but the whole world. In 2012, a report by Global Industry, stated that the global plastic consumption was to reach 297.5 million tons by the end of 2015, and that amount has increased for the end of 2018 prediction. Although plastic is useful and versatile, it is slow to degrade and now covers beaches, streets, and forms a 600,000 square mile Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic debris is estimated, by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, to 100,000 marine mammals annually, along with millions of fishes and birds. One way we can reduce plastic consumption and waste is reducing the amount we use, one step we can take is by banning plastic bags in stores. It is estimated that the United States throws away 100 billion plastic every year (1bagatatime). So let's sign this petition to ban plastic bags in stores, to reduce the global plastic waste. Let's work together to reduce global waste and the amount of animals killed every year by plastic.