Ban Non-Recyclable Packaging in UK

Ban Non-Recyclable Packaging in UK

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G.0 (@generationzero.uk) started this petition to The Government Of United Kingdom and

Almost a quarter of consumers surveyed earlier last year said they were extremely concerned about plastic packaging. More then half said that they were doing what they could to reduce their use of plastic.

And reasonably so - plastic is partly made from a non-renewable resource that is quickly dwindling away - oil, and is one of the biggest polluters on our planet. Plastics leach toxic chemicals in our waterways, rivers, lakes and oceans, as well as forests, and they are consumed by animals on land, marine life and us. 

At this stage we know we have a huge plastic problem, but did you know that almost every piece of plastic ever made still exists today? A large number of these plastics are now part of our natural scenery and photodegraded into tiny pieces that fill our oceans. They are killing wildlife and pose many health issues to us humans.

So the question is what can we do to tackle the plastic problem? 

This petition has been created to raise awareness about the need to shift our consumption behaviours and petition for a realistically achievable step, which is to ban the most unnecessary and problematic type of plastic packaging, the 'non-recyclable' plastic. There is no doubt by now that we should not have non-recyclable packaging used in any shops, let alone the questionable use of many other plastics, which could be switched to more sustainable alternatives.

Not everyone has access to wholesale or bulk foods. However, many us do enjoy leafy greens as well as other products present in big supermarkets that are packaged in non-recyclable packaging. We would like to ask the UK Government to ban the manufacture and sale of non-recyclable packaging! 

Please sign if you agree! 

 Thank you

 

Kind Regards, 

Dominyka Sausdrave

G.0 (Generation zero.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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