Clean up the community: Plastic Bag Ban

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I am petitioning to ban plastic bags across mckinney Texas. This ban would prohibit single use plastic bags that are plaguing our environment allowing the public to choose between reusable cloth bags and single use compostable paper bags. Plastic bags are dangerous to the environment and potentially to people when they make their way into the food chain. More than a million animals die every year solely from plastic pollution. When you factor in other human activity that claims millions more lives annually due to habitat loss, other forms of pollution, poaching and several other unnatural causes; that are a direct result of people’s anthropogenic actions. Plastic bags are especially daneegous because, even when they are properly disposed of or in a landfill it is especially easy for them to be caught by the wind and make their way back into the environment. Not only does banning plastic bags aid the environment it aids the tax payer, twenty four million dollars of annual tax revenue are utilized for plastic clean up; this burden can be lessoned. Many stores offer a discount for using reusable bags as well. By banning plastic bags Mckinney would be taking a step towards accountability for the waste we produce and a step forward to save our environment.



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