Ban disposable water bottles. Require glass or aluminum containers.
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"Imagine eight football fields covered thickly with plastic bottles. This is equivalent to the number of plastic beverage bottles discarded in the U.S. every five minutes." - Lisa Kaas Boyle co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition
We are destroying our environment with plastic disposable plastic drinking water bottles that could easily and inexpensively be replaced by aluminum or glass containers, both of which are very recyclable. Over 93 percent of plastic bottles go straight to landfills. If burned they release dangerous dioxins into the atmosphere.
Additionally, many of these plastic bottles release xenoestrogens which negatively affect every one of us and our children. We must stop this now.
We have a rare opportunity to call our President and Congress to act. Anheuser-Busch is now producing large quantities of drinking water in cans proving its viability and giving us the exposure that is needed to push this legislation through.
Please sign this petition and send the President and Congress a strong message to act now. Do not wait another minute. We don't need more football fields of plastic bottles in our environment. Make the tragedy in Houston an example that from tragedy great good can come.
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