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Plastic bags pose a huge threat to our environment. It takes approximately 12 million barrels of oil per year to produce 380 billion plastic bags that are used each year. Only about 1-2% of plastic bags end up getting recycled so the rest ends up in our landfills and oceans therefore being responsible for killing thousands of marine animals and birds each year. It is also estimated that around 46,000 pieces of plastic are in every square mile of ocean water. If Publix Super Market, Inc. takes the step in banning plastic bags, this will be a huge movement that is surely to catch on by other super market giants! Why not be one of the first to make a positive change?!? I think we should all join together to ban the use of plastic bags in our community, let's make a difference together!  Also let Publix know your thoughts on Facebook!  www.facebook.com/publix

Letter to
Publix Super Market, Inc.
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Publix Super Market, Inc..

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Ban the use of plastic bags

Plastic bags pose a huge threat to our environment. It takes approximately 12 million barrels of oil per year to produce 380 billion plastic bags that are used each year. Only about 1-2% of plastic bags end up getting recycled so the rest ends up in our landfills and oceans therefore being responsible for killing thousands of marine animals and birds each year. It is also estimated that around 46,000 pieces of plastic are in every square mile of ocean water. If Publix Super Market, Inc. takes the step in banning plastic bags, this will be a huge movement that is surely to catch on by other super market giants! Why not be one of the first to make a positive change?!? I think we should all join together to ban the use of plastic bags in our community, let's make a difference together!

I realize Publix is just one Super Market giant but I feel that if we start with them, maybe they can start a huge plastic banning rally amongst all supermarkets!
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Sincerely,

Erin Romero