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Petitioning Pittsburgh City Council

Pass Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban


We currently use approximately 85 million plastic bags every single year in Pittsburgh alone! That is 234,000 a day. These bags take too much of our valuable resources to manufacture and transport.  If not sent to a landfill after their single use, these plastic bags often end up littering our streets, polluting our water system, and endangering wildlife. Making the problem worse, these bags can take centuries to decompose. The continued use of plastic bags will result in ongoing costs to our businesses and environment. Pittsburgh must take the lead to create a cleaner and healthier future for our community by removing plastic bags.

Letter to
Pittsburgh City Council
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Pittsburgh City Council.

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Pass Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban in City Limits

We currently use approximately 85 million plastic bags every single year in Pittsburgh alone! That is over 230,000 a day. These bags take lots of valuable resources and energy to make and transport, and are then used only once before they are tossed away. They often end up littering our streets, polluting our waters, and endangering our wildlife. These bags can often take centuries to decompose. The continued use of plastic bags will result in ongoing costs to businesses, and strain on our environment. Pittsburgh must take the lead to create a cleaner and healthier future for the it's community by removing plastic bags to make way for more efficient, healthier, and sustainable options.
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Sincerely,