Plastic bags cause damage to ocean marine life, street litter, and carbon emissions in their manufacture and shipping.
As Americans we use 102 billion grocery bags a year. They're a product with a useful life measured in hours and a waste life measured in centuries.
The debris that marine life consumes or that entangles them could well be a plastic shopping bag. Maybe one of ours. Maybe one of yours.
Take a moment to think about that. You'll never look at a one-use plastic bag from the grocery store the same way again.
By banning the bag, New York City can send a powerful signal that this great city can be an environmental leader.
Please sign the petition to encourage the City Council to take up this issue again. And please share it with every New Yorker, and everyone who cares about the environment, that you know.