The Plastic Problem
The Plastic Problem
Hi! We're a small group of 5th, 6th, and 7th graders, and we love eating food without tons of plastic on it or in it, unfortunately though, that world hasn't exactly been handed to us...
Everyone knows plastic and other polutions hurt our earth and give painful deaths to animals, but do you know how that effects us? Every time you eat something wrapped in plastic or drink something out of plastic, it releases chemicals into your body. And just because you can't see it doesn't mean its not there. these chemicals can even cause cancer. not just that, it ends up in the ocean and pollutes the earth. This is a major crisis and is only getting worse. we would like your help minimizing plastic your in St. Paul MN. we understand that not everybody can afford to live without plastic, that's why we would like to bring the plastic use down in places that can do so. Some people might argue that because animals eat plastic, and we then eat them, we'll eat toxins any way, but if we reduced our food wrappings that are plastic, plastic pollution would also drastically reduce! Even if you don't live in St. Paul, every voice matters. Please help, this is a possible mission it's been done before in other places and we can do here too, but we have to do it together, and right now because this is going to,(and already is) cause serious health issue in the future. Please sign!
TYPE TO THE MAYOR: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR EMAIL THE CITY COUNCIL: Contact-Council@ci.stpaul.mn.us
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- Make sure that you’re being as polite and official as possible, but also as firm as possible.
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Remember! Spread the word! The more people participate, the more likely the city will put restrictions on plastic packaging for food! For more information vist The Plastic Problem and find out more!