Sustainable WW-P: Help Us to Pass a Ban On Single-Use Plastics

Sustainable WW-P: Help Us to Pass a Ban On Single-Use Plastics

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Saanika Kulkarni started this petition to Environmental Commission of West Windsor and

To Members of the West Windsor and Plainsboro Community,

Single-use plastics such as plastic carryout bags, straws, and polystyrene foam food containers are creating a major environmental crisis. I am calling on you, the conscientious citizens of West Windsor and Plainsboro, to sign this petition which will call for a ban on these disposable items throughout New Jersey.

In the United States alone, we dispose of over 100 billion plastic bags every year, of which over 4 billion (!) are used/disposed of in New Jersey. This unsightly, abundant, and nonbiodegradable source of litter is wreaking havoc on our health and our environment, clogging our waterways, and releasing toxins in the air that we breathe and the water that we drink. Rather than plastic bags, we can switch to reusable ones. Rather than plastic straws, we can use paper or metal ones. We only have one planet to live on; there is no “Plan(et) B”.

To tackle this problem, we are seeking legislative change by helping to pass the A4330/S2776, which will ban single-use plastic bags, straws, and polystyrene foam food containers, specifically in grocery stores. I need your help in urging our lawmakers to ensure that this bill includes (1) effective enforcement from state/local authorities, (2) elimination of unnecessary exemptions like the amount of retail space, and (3) allocation of generated funds for waste prevention initiatives.

I have no doubt in my mind that the citizens of West Windsor and Plainsboro will work towards building sustainable communities and developing sound solutions for an environmentally resilient future. Take the first step by signing this petition and spread the word!

We will be presenting to our town’s Environmental Commission about this topic, and we gladly welcome any ideas/suggestions you may have.

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