Petition to Foram Nagori, Puneet Chhatwal
Make Taj Hotels free of single-use plastic water bottles #GreenUpTaj #BeatPlasticPollution
“It is the duty of each one of us, to ensure that the quest for material prosperity does not compromise our environment […] Let us all join together to beat plastic pollution and make this planet a better place to live.” - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on World Environment Day (June 5, 2018), when India pledged to eliminate all single-use plastics by 2022. Picture this – you’re staying at a luxury hotel in the mountains or by the sea, soaking in royal indulgences... Suddenly, the visual changes. Instead of idyllic green hills and emerald seas you now see mountains and seas of plastic waste: plastic shampoo and lotion bottles in hotel bathrooms, plastic water bottles in guest rooms and at conference/banquet venues... And you realize how the hotel industry has recklessly sacrificed the environment in return for some imagined convenience or luxury for you, their guests. BUT…Why should a luxury hotel stay mean generating a mountain of disposable plastic water bottles? Why should hosting a conference or wedding mean generating a sea of disposable plastic water bottles? The plastic bottle of water is something that is actually not a necessity, but an unnecessary indulgence! Did you know that… As a species, we consume one million plastic bottles every minute. The $50 billion dollar bottled water market is built on an illusion that bottled water is safer than regular filtered water – but actually, it is not! 1 million sea birds and 1,00,000 marine mammals are killed each year by ocean plastic waste. It actually takes 3 litres of water to make 1 litre of bottled water. India’s luxury hotel industry is a small but significant contributor to this problem – but it can also become the pioneer in solving it! It’s largest hotel chain, the Taj Group of Hotels (Indian Hotels Company or IHCL), with its 15000 rooms in over 100 hotels can make a huge difference by taking a strong and timely stand against single-use plastic. Help me bring attention to a simple step that the Taj Group can take, to lead the way boldly towards a plastic free future. SIGN THIS PETITION to convince the Taj Group of Hotels (IHCL) to replace all single-use plastic bottles of water with reusable glass bottles and water stations serving RO/filtered water before Earth Day 2019! #BeatPlasticPollution #GreenUpTaj #WeWillRefill In fact, I am requesting the Taj Group to step up, because they have already launched steps in the right direction such as the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in the Andamans being India’s India’s first Zero Single-Use Plastic Hotel! I believe they can do more! Help me help India’s pride – the Taj Group of Hotels – become the top brand in sustainability and lead the way towards experiencing luxury untainted by the guilt of plastic use. #BeatPlasticPollution #GreenUpTaj #WeWillRefill #StayGlassyTaj This is the time to take strong and positive action – the UN has resolved this year to #BeatPlasticPollution. In India, on World Environment Day, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan vowed to eliminate all single-use plastics by 2022 – the 75th year of India’s independence. Around the world, luxury hotel chains are taking up the cause of finding alternatives to plastic. Marriott, St. Regis, Hilton, the ITC chain, Hyatt Regency and others are replacing plastic with cloth, paper, cardboard, glass or plant-based alternatives. Sign this petition to convince Taj Hotels to make a public commitment to replace all single-use plastic bottles of water with reusable bottles and water stations serving RO/filtered water before Earth Day 2019!
Petition to Wellcome , CitySuper , ParknShop
Wellcome: Stop Wrapping Our Produce In Plastic!
100,000 Signatures Needed! (+Cantonese)
The plastic pollution problem in Hong Kong and worldwide has reached horrendous levels, with our landfills coming close to capacity, our beaches being overrun with rubbish and our wildlife dying because of mistaking all of this waste for food. And this is just what we can see on the surface. Based on the research, it's pretty evident that our health is also being affected by the toxic nature of these plastics as it finds it's way into our soil and food chain. One of the biggest culprits to this epidemic is the unnecessary and harmful act of wrapping every single piece of produce in our Hong Kong grocery stores in some form of plastic. So many of us walk into these stores every single day and feel helpless because we DO NOT want to participate in the creation of more plastic waste, yet our resources for plastic-free produce, especially organic, are very limited. We are calling on the owner's of every single large grocery store chain in Hong Kong to stop the excessive and unnecessary use of plastic wrap and plastic containers for their produce. I know petitions like this have happened in the past, but we need to keep making our voices heard until change comes! Let's ROAR really loud with 100,000 signatures! I believe in you Hong Kong. We can make this happen together! 香港的塑料污染已達到一個非常嚴重的地步。 香港的堆填區快已填滿， 大部分的海灘被垃圾覆蓋和不同的野生動物都受到我們人類造成的影 響。但是，這只是在表面上來看。實際上，透過不同的研究， 我們發現原來塑料含有毒性的物質。 這樣會好大機會進入土壤和食物鏈，影響我們的大自然。 在香港裏，大部分的產品包裝都是利用不同形式的塑料， 這樣是導致塑料污染的最大元素。 好多人都是因為購物的時候會不知不覺的利用膠袋和看見塑料類的產 品。 但是我們是想採取不同的方法來減少塑料的用量和推薦用有機產品的 包裝。 我們希望香港大型雜貨連鎖店停止不必要和過度塑料的用量。 我們只需要十萬人的簽名， 希望可以透過這個機會來減輕現在污染問題。 我相信你們一斑有善和關心現在香港社會的市民。 我們一起來改變香港吧！
Petition to Pick 'n Pay & Woolworths, Woolworths
Paper Bags for Loose Fruits/Vegetables
Woolworths and Pick 'n Pay continue to use plastic bags to put loose fruits and vegetables in when you buy them after weighing. This petition is to show them that we would like to see a change to paper bag alternatives because currently they are contributing a huge amount to plastic pollution. This is an easy change that will decrease our impact on the environment and something we think is vital to see implemented. Please share and sign this petition and stand together against plastic pollution.
Petition to Edna Molewa & Cyril Ramaphosa
Demand that the SA Government Ban unnecessary Single-use Plastics
To stem the rising tide of single-use plastics, we need government leadership and strong intervention. The government must safeguard our precious environmental resources and public health by encouraging sustainable production and consumption through legislation that bans unnecessary single-use plastics. Currently 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean each year 50% of consumer waste is single use plastic 100 000 marine animals are killed by plastic each year while 90% of bottled water are found to contain plastic particles This Plastic Free July, it's time to beat plastic pollution! For this to be possible, our policy makers must commit to enact robust legislation to curb the production and use of unnecessary single-use plastics. Be a part of the change and sign the petition to put pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.
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 Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, George Eustice MP
Plastic Alternative - Lift Restrictions on Industrial Hemp Farming
Industrial Hemp is a wonder product. It is infinitely recyclable when used for packaging and a great plastic substitute. It is also carbon negative when used as a building material for houses, fabrics and paper, an amazing nutritional source of food for humans and animals, and an alternative source of oil. It has a growth cycle of four months, can be grown on a variety of terrains, and returns 60% of nutrients to the soil it is grown on. At the moment, to be able to farm hemp in the U.K, farmers must fulfil several conditions. To procure a growing license (which costs in the region of £500), the farmer must register an application on the Home Office drugs licensing website, which includes detailed information on land location, and crop type. A DBS check has to be undertaken and sometimes a compliance visit must be carried out. There are conditions which include not growing your crop in a sensitive area -close to a school or public place - and the police have to be informed of crop location. Any farming changes require constant updating to the Home Office. All these restrictions serve to discourage farmers from planting this wonder crop which could serve as an alternative for plastic, lower carbon emissions (5% of global man made CO2 emissions are from concrete production), replenish water sources (the Aral Sea has been emptied by cotton production) and boost the economy (hemp is grown as a lucrative crop in China). We, the undersigned, call upon the UK Government, specifically the Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, to lift the restrictions on Industrial Hemp Farming, to encourage the production of this crop.
Petition to Australian Government
Save the Plastic Bag
The Great Barrier Reef will be gone by the time our kids grow up. Do we really want them to live in a world without plastic bags too? So, join us! Help put a stop to all this trash talk about the plastic bag. Sign our petition at this address today. It’s as simple as chucking a chip packet in the ocean.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, United Nations, European Commission, Donald Trump, Theresa May MP
We want all disposable bottles to be completely biodegradable and compostable!
More than a million per minute, 20,000 per second: these are the numbers of the plastic bottles purchased around the world. A lot of of these bottles end up in our oceans because of overpopulation, producers' and consumers' carelessness or because of the inadequacy of the structures designed for garbage disposal. The release of this huge amount of plastic into the sea (even the Mediterranean) and its consequent fragmentation into micro-plastic fibers, provokes enormous environmental damage which might affect citizens' health, since these fragments are ingested by all sorts of fish, ending up in their tissues and, often, also in the plates of consumers. We are all involved, since we all share this one planet and, although everyone's small choices surely make a difference, in certain cases 'greater' decisions coming from above are required. As well as what happened with plastic shopping bags in the past, it is now necessary to produce bottles for water and other drinks using only biodegradable materials, because they now exist (polylactic acid or PLA, for instance) and there are no more excuses, but those provided by some corporations which still find plastic a lucrative business. Whether you have children or not, please sign this petition. If you want to find out more about this topic: watch 'A Plastic Ocean', produced by Leonardo Di Caprio and read about the Pacific Trash Vortex https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch *On September 6th 2018 we started a collaboration with WWF Italy to reach our common goal together. Should you be interested in learning more, you could read the content of their petition here: https://www.change.org/p/giuseppeconteit-e-sergiocosta-min-rendiamo-plasticfree-i-mari-d-italia * This petition is part of a bigger campaign against disposable plastic production and misuse. Ph: Debora Fabietti, 28/01/2018