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New York City Lets Go Next with San Jose and Pass a Landmark Plastic Bag Ban.

The Truth About Plastic

Plastic fragments contaminate even the most remote locations on earth. Harmful chemicals leached by plastics are present in the bloodstream and tissues of almost every one of us.

Plastic pollution harms people, animals, and the environment. Plastic is not biodegradable. In the marine environment, plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that absorb toxic chemicals, are ingested by wildlife, and enter the food chain that we depend on.

Consumption of throwaway plastics, such as bottles, containers, bags, and packaging, has spiraled out of control.

 Recycling is not a sustainable solution.  Most of our plastic waste is landfilled, or exported to other countries. And tragically, millions of tons of plastic poison our ocean, rivers and lakes. Businesses and governments must take responsibility for new ways to design, recover and dispose of plastics.

Plastic pollution is the visible symbol of our global crisis of over-consumption. Let's pledge to shift our societies away from the disposable habits that poison our waters and land, eliminate our consumption of throwaway plastics, and begin embracing a culture of sustainability.

We can start with banning the single use of plastic bags, who are very  big culprits in the act of pollution.

This petition was delivered to:
  • City Council Speaker of New York City
    Christine C. Quinn

    Christopher Constantine started this petition with a single signature, and now has 254 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.