Companies should not sell individual items in plastic packaging.

Companies should not sell individual items in plastic packaging.

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Anika Gupte started this petition to Matthew James Offord

Have you ever bought a product, where each individual item was packaged with plastic packaging that will end up in landfills or in the sea? This is unnecessary waste which is damaging our environment and surroundings. Many products are now being sold in excessive packaging, for example, a peeled banana in a plastic bag. Surely you know how to peel a banana! Another example is an avocado cut in half and put in a plastic bag. These avocados didn’t even have their skin removed!

This plastic is ending up either in landfills or in the sea. Landfills take up space on our planet, and are not unlimited. Eventually a landfill will be full, so they have to burn all of the waste for more space. Burning plastic lets out harmful and toxic gases which contribute to global warming, an issue that means our planet might not stay inhabitable for much longer! These gases are also harmful for us to inhale. One of the main issues about releasing our waste into the sea is that it is harming our wonderful wildlife. Sea creatures such as fish, dolphins and turtles can suffocate on plastic and die. Turtles are known to have bad eyesight and often think plastic is food. Other animals like birds can also try to eat it if they see plastic packaging floating around in the sea.

This petition particularly aims at three manufacturers and suppliers; online retailers, supermarkets and children’s games and toys. The items from these places often come in multiple plastic bags and useless packaging when there are substitutes. These include paper bubble wrap and scrunched up paper for inner cushioning, paper bags and reasonably sized cardboard boxes for the outer layer of the packaging. Clearly there isn’t a need for all of this waste.

Every petition vote counts. Without you, our future is at stake, for us and our wild life so help me make a change today! The future of our Earth is in peril and only you can save us.

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