Ban Plastic Bottles at Hartsfield-Jackson

Ban Plastic Bottles at Hartsfield-Jackson

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Restore Our Waters started this petition to THE ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL

Saving the Earth from plastic pollution sadly entails more than using a metal straw or carrying around a reusable grocery bag. The actions of individual people who care about the environment enough to change their own lives unfortunately cannot outweigh the actions of those who turn a blind eye to our suffocating seas and warming climate, nor can they make up for those who were simply not taught the awful truths about the situation our world is in. Currently, 10 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, and by the time you finish reading this petition, two more marine animals will have died because of plastic pollution. 

One major contributor to this crisis is plastic bottles, as over 100 billion plastic beverage bottles are sold in the U.S. each year, with only about 20% actually being recycled. Plastic bottles also take on average 450 years to decompose, leaving them to either kill marine life or pollute the ocean or land, with additional damage caused by chemicals such as antimony that leach out over time. They also heavily impact the climate, as almost 20 barrels of oil are needed to produce plastic water bottles each year in the US, enough oil to power over a million cars. Although we may not (yet!) be able to ban plastic bottles from being sold across the country, we can start at a local level with the the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and still make an incredible impact. Each day, hundreds of thousands of airplane passengers pass through the world's busiest airport, and thus, this petition can prevent millions of plastic beverage bottles from being sold and causing more harm to our planet. For example, before the San Francisco Airport banned plastic beverage bottles, the airport's director states that about 10,000 plastic water bottles were sold every single day, and this airport doesn’t see nearly as much traffic as Hartsfield-Jackson does. Since the Atlanta airport aims to be considered truly green and eventually achieve zero waste, banning plastic beverage bottles is a crucial step that must be taken. I urge you to sign so that we can push the Atlanta City Council to enact this ordinance and help us have a fighting chance against the increasing plastic pollution and greenhouse gases that are currently choking our planet.

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