Petition to Ms Lim Peck Hoon
Help make Changi Airport straw-free!
Let’s ban plastic straws in Changi Airport, and replace them with reusable/ paper straws that can be provided upon request. With enough signatories, we may be able to convince Changi! --- Think about the last time you used a plastic straw. How long did you use it for before tossing it? Regardless of what your answer is, it will pale in comparison to the lifetime of plastic straws: FOREVER. This is because plastic does not biodegrade—It breaks down into smaller pieces called ‘micro-plastics’. Made from fossil fuels, plastic straws are almost never recycled because they're too small and could be made from several different types of plastic. They simply contribute to the massive problem of plastic pollution; eight million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans every year Our excessive use of plastic straws is doing enormous damage to the environment, and specifically our oceans. Water is being polluted and aquatic life is being injured and killed off on a large scale due to the volume of plastic in the ocean. According to StrawlessOcean.org around 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastic in their stomachs and if plastic is ingested, marine life has just a 50% chance of survival. Every year about 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans and in 2025, the annual input is estimated to be about twice that. At this rate, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. ----- How does Changi Airport come into play? In 2017, a record-breaking 62.2 million passengers were handled by Changi Airport. That amounts to a humongous amount of footfall in the 140 F&B outlets within the 4 terminals. Imagine—even if only 10% of passengers used a plastic straw, that is still 6.22 million people using these useless one-use items. The absentminded usage of plastic straws is an unnecessary habit that can be kicked. Most of us don’t actually need straws—we’re just accustomed to their ubiquitous presence in our lives. We can drink hot coffee in a mug so why can’t we go straw-free with iced? If enough of us decide to make this tiny, effortless change in our lives, the benefit to our oceans will be mammoth. Changi Airport is the world’s best. But we can make it better. Let’s ban plastic straws in Changi Airport, and replace them with reusable/ paper straws that can be provided upon request. We’ll show the world that Changi Airport takes ownership in caring for our only planet.
Petition to Carl's Jr Singapore, Burger King, Mos Burger, Subway, Long John Silver's, Texas Chicken, Jollibee, Pizza Hut, Four Fingers, Breadtalk , Din Tai Fung, wingstop, Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Fat Boys, Chili's, Toast Box, Food Republic
Say NO to plastic straws at restaurants in Singapore
Every single day, half a million straws are being used. Each year, one million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from ingesting plastic. It takes 200 years for a single plastic straw to decompose. Do your part and say NO to plastic drinking straws NOW.
Petition to asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Waitrose, Co-operative , Marks & Spencer, aldi, Lidl, MORRISONS
Urge UK supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging
Around the world, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic goes into the oceans every year. Consumers around the world buy 1 million plastic bottles a minute. Plastic production is said to quadruple by 2050. That means more plastic into the oceans. Recent shocking footage shows albatrosses unwittingly feeding their chicks pieces of plastic. Whale calves are dying because they are drinking their mothers' milk that has been contaminated by plastic. These distressing images sum up the global problem. Plastic in the sea harms marine life and is arguably one of the biggest threats to the natural world today. Something must be done about it. The consumer is not simply going to stop buying plastic packaged goods. Therefore the change needs to come from higher up in the chain. Iceland is leading the way by becoming the first UK supermarket to go 'plastic-free' in its own brand products - a landmark decision in the fight against the negative impact of plastic on our planet. I am urging all UK supermarkets to follow in these footsteps, to make a stand and to lead the way in a new environmental pledge to eliminate the use of plastic in their own-brand packaging. This will be a significant (and achievable) first step in what could be a momentous movement in eradicating the use of plastic packaging altogether. Let us stand together to make a positive change for our oceans and the marine life that is dying as a result of our irresponsible actions as human beings. It has been suggested that if nothing changes, by 2050 there will be more plastic bottles in the ocean than fish. We cannot let that happen. Thank you for signing and sharing this petition.
Petition to Dr Amy Khor
Anti-Plastic Petition, Singapore
Dear Dr Amy Khor Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, We issue this petition on World Environment Day with grave concern as to your recent comments regarding plastic bag usage, as reported in several news outlets including the Straits Times. We refer in particular to the absence of plans for a levy on plastic bags, or any meaningful legislation to curb the prodigious usage of them in our country. Singapore now stands with the ever-diminishing list of countries that avoid the critical issue of excessive plastic consumption. In this regard, we are sorry to say that Singapore stands on the wrong side of history. But this is something that you, in your role as Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, can address - not just for the good of your contemporaries, but also for all future generations. We face the prospect of a world weighed down by plastic - where the discovery of dead animals’ stomachs full of discarded plastic waste is the norm, not the exception. This is a world we cannot accept, and therefore which it is our responsibility to prevent. A plastic bag levy is a practical solution which will both draw attention to the often unthinking usage of multiple bags when fewer or none will do, whilst simultaneously generating revenue which can be used to develop alternative materials, recycling options, or even to promote other elements of the government’s environmental agenda. It makes little sense to avoid implementing a levy until an alternative material can be developed - this condemns our country and the surrounding region to potentially years more pollution on a vast scale, and is representative of nothing more than a policy void paired with permanent and harmful implications for the world. We must only look around us - to the many other countries in the world that have led from the front, for inspiring stories of how small changes can have powerful effects. In the UK, a 5 pence plastic bag levy led to an 83% drop in usage within one year. In Taiwan, an NT$1 charge for every plastic bag led to an 80% drop usage within a year. Australia achieved a 45% drop, Denmark a 60% drop - the list goes on, and on - and each example demonstrates that change is possible. Plastic bag usage is an addiction, and one that can be broken: For the good of all of us and all of the world around us. Dr Khor, you occupy a position of wisdom and responsibility within our government so we ask that you consider this when considering our petition. We ask that you look at not the short-term issues, but those of the long-term. In fifty years a generation will look back and wonder how people could so recklessly and persistently damage the world around them. And so we ask you to help us stand on the right side of history. This petition requests that you implement a levy on plastic bag usage, with a view to reducing overall usage of plastic bags in Singapore. We do not ask that you find an alternative, and thus we do not accept that a delay is necessary until an alternative can be found. Meaningful action can be taken now, and we ask that you take it. For those signing this petition, thank you for your action. Please leave your comments and stories below for Dr Amy Khor to read as well. Our voices must be heard. For more information on plastics, visit wwf.sg/uselessplastic Photo credit: National Geographic
Petition to Sadiq Khan, Diane Abbott, Meg Hillier, Jeanette Arnold, Phillip Glanville
London Ban - All Disposable / Single use plastic
No time to WASTE the FUTURE needs us! Lets get London to the forefront of making a change for the PLANET. We must be an example to other places in the world, as California, France & India have, to name a few! Ban All Disposable / Single use Plastic! There are so many alternatives, from reusable to biodegradable. Let's encourage consumers and companies to think about waste impact! Of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic waste used by consumers, only 500,000 tonnes is recycled! Plastics industry has just lobbied to lower recycling targets! Shocking news! Allowing producers of disposable plastic to do as they please. REFUSE - REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE - REPURPOSE San Francisco enforced ban of plastic bags in 2007, which lead on to the rest of California following. Irish plastic bag levy 2002 - all money from the plastic bag tax goes directly to the environment ministry for use in enforcement and clean-up projects. Dehli, India, ban of all disposable plastic items as of 2017! France enforced law banning plastic bags in 2016 and by 2020 all cutlery, cups and plates. UK introduce levy on plastic bags 2015 A simple introduction of 5p charge. UK usage of bags drop 85% BAN ALL PLASTIC BAGS & DISPOSABLE single use items. The number of plastic bags handed out by supermarkets in England in 2014 rose to 7.64 billion - 200 million more than in 2013. National plastic bag usage is on the DECLINE! This is positive! Imagine the IMPACT of the ban - if we start NOW! It takes 100 years for plastic to breakdown Plastic is petroleum fossil fuel based Plastic is harmful to wildlife & it often ends up in the ocean Watch 'A Plastic Tide' if you have not already - plastic is strangling our oceans and entering the food chain. You can also join the Greenpeace Plastic Pledge Please SIGN and SHARE the petition. Thank you!
Petition to CM of Gurgaon manohar lal khattar
Ban on plastic in Gurugram #PlasticBan
Plastic bags are not Bio-Degradable and a nuisance to the Environment . Plastic bags are a bane. They are everywhere, thrown carelessly all over, poluting the oceans ,clogging drains, littering the beach and roads , causing suffering to innumerable land and marine animals.It costs more to clean up the area after using plastic bags than the benefit of using one. They are easily replaces with cloth or jute bags. Plastic bags are destroying the world not just your locality ... i would really love a ban on all plastics including straws, plates,cups ... but for now lets start with all plastic bags. If each of us pledge to be more mindful of our actions i am sure we can save our home.
Petition to Clive Schlee, Clive Schlee, Nicki Fisher
Pret a Manger: ditch your plastic cutlery!
The UK Government recently announced a ban on plastic straws, yet millions of plastic forks, knives and spoons are still used every year. We need our high street chains to take a lead - that’s why I’m calling on Pret a Manger to ban plastic cutlery in their stores.Plastic is a scourge on our environment - it’s being dumped in our oceans, it’s killing our marine life and it’s seeping into our food supply. At least 8m tonnes of plastic is dumped in the ocean every year., and a nationwide cleanup of litter on UK beaches found plastic cutlery to be among the top polluting items along the coast. I am a long-term and frequent customer of Pret A Manger, and one of the reasons why is because they are generally great when it comes to ethical practices and sustainability. But when it comes to plastics they can do much better. Their plastic policy is vague and lacks urgency - they say they will phase out some plastics by 2025, and do not mention cutlery.At other companies, the move away from plastic cutlery is already happening. Coffee chain rival Le Pain Quotidien have already swapped out plastic for biodegradable alternatives. Leon and M&S have pledged to make the change within months. And Starbucks’ reduction of single use plastics will happen by 2020 - a full five years before Pret’s. If Pret don’t act fast they risk losing their reputation as one of the most ethical coffee chains on the high street.Pret is a huge and highly influential business. In places like London, they have a store on virtually every street corner. And in each shop they have trays overflowing with their sturdy, burgundy plastic cutlery, free for anyone to grab and go. Positioned with utmost convenience; at easy-to-grab level. They are almost encouraging people to use more plastic. We are Pret’s loyal customers and we do not want to feel like our custom is helping to pollute the environment. What Pret need to do now is reassure its long term customers like me that it takes plastic waste seriously, by pledging to get rid of plastic cutlery in all their stores by 2020 at the latest. Sign here to tell Pret to ditch plastic cutlery!
Petition to Theresa May MP
Kids Against Plastic call for the Government to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2025
Kids Against Plastic is now calling on 1 million British kids/teens to stop using the BIG 4 plastic polluters: plastic straws, plastic bottles, plastic bags and plastic cups/lids AND to sign a petition to bring the UK Government’s pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK forward from 2042 to 2025. In January 2018, Theresa May pledged to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste from the UK by 2042. This was announced during the launch of the Government's environmental plan for the next 25 years. However by the time the Government's environmental plan will have finally kicked in, the current rates of plastic waste disposal and pollution will have spiralled out of control and it will be too late for our generation to fix it. Kids Against Plastic is a national alliance of children campaigning against avoidable plastic waste. We would like the UK to become a world leader in ensuring that the planet we inhabit is a cleaner and more environmentally friendly one for our generation and future generations to come. For more information about Kids Against Plastic, some of the kids behind this organisation, avoidable plastic waste, and environmentally friendly alternatives to using plastics, please visit our websites: www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk and www.beplasticclever.co.uk . Please note that you can only sign this petition if you are aged between 6-17 years old, live and reside in the UK, are mature enough to understand the issues around avoidable plastic waste and the aims of this petition, and have permission from a legal guardian/parent to sign this petition.