Ban Plastic Bags in Texas
Ban Plastic Bags in Texas
Ban Plastic Bags, a serious pollution problem: Plastic never goes away.
Please take a moment to read the following. The signatures below are from your caring customers who appreciate your HEB stores. First we want to THANK YOU for your signs at each of your stores to remind customers to bring their reusable bags. However, I rarely see anyone with reusable bags. I see mostly one or two items per plastic bag, so unnecessary & Less than 30% are recycled.
WE ASK THAT YOU BE A PIONEER IN Texas and ban plastic bag use from your stores! You are the #1 grocery chain in Texas and your customers will appreciate your progressive stand for our great state! You could start with charging $0.10/bag then let your customers know they will be banned by a certain date. It will create revenue at first then save revenue. If customers forget their bag they carry it out like Costco. This worked successfully in Hawaii. Californians said no to plastic bags in 2016. Kenya has said no to single use plastic and is now the worlds cleanest country..Kenya! Local bag ordinances have passed in 24 states.
THIS IS A WIN FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT!
We use over 4 billion single-use plastic bags every year, that's over 10 million each day! Only 3% of them are currently being recycled, 200,000 bags are dumped in landfill every hour, and they take between 50 and 1000 years to degrade. The solution is simple.
Plastic bags have many negative impacts on our planet, animals and the community. I'm sure you're aware that in the marine environment, they are commonly mistaken for food like tasty jellyfish, and a great variety of animals such as birds, whales, seals and turtles, can choke to death, die of starvation or infections because they ingest grocery store plastic bags. Many critters also get entangled in plastic bags and packaging floating in the oceans, which cause injuries, starvation and death.
It is also estimated that 30 to 50 million plastic bags end up as litter on our beaches, streets and parks, costing governments, businesses and community groups over $4 million a year to clean up this danger to nature and human eyesore. Imagine the positive changes in our community if the government spent this amount on people programs?
Plus, plastic bags production (made of petroleum) processes emit high amounts of dangerous greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, contributing to global warming. For an average of 12 minutes of use, they last decades.
Thank you for reading this and we hope to see a reduction of your industry's footprint on our beautiful state and planet; our Children are grateful!