Eliminate Single-use Packaging at Grocery Stores

Eliminate Single-use Packaging at Grocery Stores

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Julia Driver started this petition to Walmart Canada (Horacio Barbeito, CEO) and

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Petition addressed to all grocery stores in the province of Quebec. Specifically to the head of the following compagnies: Walmart Canada (Horacio Barbeito, CEO), Provigo (Sarah Davis, President) and Metro (Eric Richer La Flèche, CEO).

Climate change is an urgent threat to humanity and to the environment that we and other organisms rely on to live. Single-use packaging such as plastics contribute to this phenomenon through not only plastic pollution killing marine life, but an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Most plastics are made from fossil fuels such as oil and gas, therefore the extraction, transportation of those fuels and the manufacturing of these plastic products releases billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases. All of this plastic waste mostly ends up in landfills and only a small percentage of it is recycled. According to The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), the world’s plastic production is predicted to more than triple by 2050 and this would account for 56 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions (https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/how-changing-the-way-we-think-about-and-use-single-use-plastics-can-help-people-and-nature

It is evident that plastics are unsustainable, and this issue must be fixed to help reduce climate change, starting with the grocery stores that sell these non-recyclable products to the population. Therefore, we the undersigned citizens of Quebec, call upon Walmart Canada (Horacio Barbeito, CEO), Provigo (Sarah Davis, President) and Metro (Eric Richer La Flèche, CEO) to eliminate single-use packaging in favour of alternatives such as bring your own containers, using materials like glass and aluminum that are reusable as well as recyclable, etc.

 

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