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Stop the plastic bag scandal!
  • Petitioned UK (and worldwide) Supermarkets

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UK (and worldwide) Supermarkets

Stop the plastic bag scandal!

    1. Petition by

      D G

      London, United Kingdom

We use way too many plastic bags worldwide with complete disregard for the environment and the dangers it creates for animals.

All major supermarkets need to get together and agree to either:

1) Supply only "bag-for-life" bags and charge a set price to avoid price competition between eachother.
2) Charge customers for the use of single-use bags in order to deter use and encourage the re-using of bags (or purchasing of bags-for-life).

By doing this, I don't see how the supermarkets can possibly lose any money, and should in fact MAKE money. Supermarkets should spend more time promoting the sales of bags-for-life (e.g. by training staff to promote them).

Coming from the UK, this applies to Tesco, Sainsburys, ASDA, Morrisons, Marks and Spencers, Budgens, Co-op, waitrose and many more. However, this also applies to supermarkets worldwide, such as Wal-mart.

So please, take some time to support this cause and finally have something done about it!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Eleanor Hodson MUNNO PARA, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      Currently in South Australia we have a plastic bag ban in place, and stores sell either biodegradable bags for 10-15 cents, or you can purchase an eco bag for 2-3 dollars (depending on the store). This has drastically improved our environment and has done ZERO damage to supermarket profits.

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    • chris rose WELLINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Because I am disgusted by waste and litter.

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    • June Williams ISLE OF LEWIS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      The pollution of our seas is a disgrace and we all need to address it

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    • Rebecca Jay TORQUAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Turtles are my fave animal and as everything increasing human population and lack of respect for the environment are leading another fascinating creature to the point of extinction

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    • Jamie Wharram TRURO, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Because I want people in the future to have the ability to access hydrocarbons for making important things.

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