Support Township-of-Parsippany-Troy-Hills-Ordinance to Ban Single Use Plastic Bag

Support Township-of-Parsippany-Troy-Hills-Ordinance to Ban Single Use Plastic Bag

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Parsippany Township finds that single use plastic carryout bags poses serious public health and environmental risks, causing damage to and contamination of public waterways and ecosystems. Plastic bags pollute drinking water, threaten wildlife, block storm drains and negatively impact the ecosystem and food chain as a whole.

Scientists estimate that it could take up to 1,000 years for a plastic bag to "go away". Plastic bags are not biodegradable. Plastic bags photodegrade, meaning they break down into smaller and smaller pieces all while emitting toxins into the atmosphere. 

Plastic bags are now regulated in over 25 NJ towns, some major cities and hundreds of towns throughout the United States.  It is time for the residents of Parsippany to do their part to protect our oceans, waterways and natural resources from the problems associated with non-degradable plastic bag pollution.

This ordinance will prohibit retail establishments within the township from providing single use plastic carryout bags at the checkout point or cash register.  Residents are strongly encouraged to bring their own reusable bags to stores.  Retail stores will provide a recyclable paper carryout bag upon request for a small fee.

Sewa International, a nonprofit service organization extends its support to this ordinance by launching this signature campaign. Our goal is to get 400 signatures by the 14th of July, 2019 from Parsippany residents. Help us get to our goal!

Thank you for your support in helping Parsippany move forward in protecting our land and water from plastic pollution.                                             

Please review this link - to the "Plastic Ocean" documentary (by United Nations) - to better understand the detriments of plastic on our environment and our society: https://www.youtube.com/watch/v=ju 2NuK5O-E&vl=en 

 

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