Hey McDonald’s! It’s time to start using 0% plastic, 100% biodegradable packaging.
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A lot of people enjoy McDonald's. It’s arguably the worlds #1 fast food chain. They provide fast and tasty food to millions of people.
However, this petition isn’t about their food. This petition is about the amount of McDonald's rubbish I pick up on my morning walk. This is about McDonald's customers throwing their trash out of their car windows and leaving rubbish in car parks, parklands, waterways, road sides and beaches.
I believe McDonald's have a social responsibility to limit the damage their packaging does in our communities. Plastic free packaging has come a long way in recent years and I have every faith that the McDonald's team is up for the challenge!
Our waterways and oceans are full of plastic. Some reports sugest that the amount of plastic now outweighs marine life.
Landfill cannot sustain the amount of hazardous trash we are blindly throwing away each day. As an example of our ignorant wastefulness, 1 Million disposable (plastic, chemical laden) nappies go to landfill every day in New Zealand. EVERY DAY!!
Our landfills do not degrade.
That half truth people tell us about a plastic bag taking 200 years to degrade is misleading to say the least. Our landfills are like renforced tombs where our garbage is encased in a clay/plastic sarcophagus away from air, water and wilderness. Without natural elements, the trash will never break down. It is fair that our governments are trying to protect the environment around the landfill, but all we are doing is hiding the ugly truth. Toxic fumes must be syphoned and burnt off and toxic sluge must be drained out and “disposed of”. Can you even imagine the damage we are doing?
We all must start to do what ever we can to curb the acute nosedive our consumer habits have lead us to. We can't control other peoples inherent laziness but we can implore our largest influencers to soften the blow to our environment.
McDonald's are in a uniquely poweful position to send a clear and direct message to their customers and the wider communities their businesses thrive in.
This is not about community clean up days, or "Being a tidy Kiwi". This is about preventing the issue in the first place. I believe the solution is 0% plastic, 100% biodegradable packaging.
SAY NO TO PLASTIC AND PLASTIC LINED PACKAGING
We all must live here. We all must drink the water. Swim in the oceans. Hike the mountains and walk the streets. We are all destroying our planet so we must decide togther to take small steps to slow down the destruction.
Thank you for caring!
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