Petition to Poundland
Get Poundland to stop making their 'gift of nothing' to reduce needless plastic pollution
Discount retailer Poundland has caused controversy with its latest Valentine's Day gift, a heart-shaped package with nothing in it. The Gift of Nothing is intended as "a bit of fun", says the retailer. But Friends of the Earth and other campaign groups have complained that whatever Poundland was thinking about, it certainly wasn't the environment. Julian Kirby, Friends of the Earth's lead campaigner on plastics, criticised its use of "wasteful plastics", adding: "Let's hope folly like this goes unloved and doesn't reappear." Another campaigner, Sian Sutherland of A Plastic Planet, said: "This product is designed to go straight into the bin, but will last for 500 years. "It is a symbol of everything that is wrong with our view of the world." Poundland defended the product, saying; "Our customers love it, as do loads of others online. They all know it's a bit of fun and we understand that's still allowed in moderation." Reaction on social media has varied, with some users amused and others outraged by Poundland's stunt. Another, blogger Stephen Milton, tweeted: "Nothing fun about this gross use of unnecessary plastic packaging... massive PR FAIL." Poundland remains defiant against protests, so we wanted to set up this petition to help Poundland realise the sheer number of people who are not happy with this needless waste of plastic and resources. Please sign! Visit www.thebiogonation.co.uk or follow us on Instagram @thebiogonation for petition updates.
Petition to Randalls
Randalls should charge 10¢ Per non- reusable bag to fight plastic waste and greenhouse gas
Safeway, the owner of Randalls encourages shoppers to switch to reusable bags. (http://csrsite.randalls.com/to-1-billion-and-beyond but they have not taken action themselves to switch over. Randalls has 44 supermarkets in Texas alone; 29 in the greater Houston area. These numbers will only continue to grow with the amount of plastic bags used. Randalls should take action like other Texan supermarkets, HEB. HEB is starting to take steps into a cleaner future. Let us use this petition to motivate Randalls to make a difference! Have Randalls charge ¢10 per non-reusable bag. This has been to show have customers use fewer bags and possibly bring their own instead.
Petition to Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola: Stop Using Plastic 6-Pack Rings!
Our oceans are clogged with millions of tonnes of plastic waste that will not degrade for thousands of years. Plastic 6-pack rings represent pointless plastic waste — there are already completely biodegradable and compostable alternatives available, yet cheap, single-use plastic rings continue to be mass-produced at alarming rates. It is no longer enough to hope that consumers will cut up and recycle plastic 6-pack rings, it is time for producers like Coca-Cola to stop mass-producing and using this harmful plastic packaging. We’ve all seen the damage plastic waste is doing to our planet and our wildlife. Peanut the Turtle (pictured) was found in 1993, her shell permanently deformed by a plastic 6-pack ring which also prevented her organs from fully developing. More than two decades later, we are still needlessly churning this waste into the environment. I’m asking Coca-Cola to stop using plastic 6-pack rings on their products. As industry leaders, Coca-Cola must step up and commit to sustainable packaging that’s 100% biodegradable and compostable. No More Plastic 6-Pack Rings! Consumers Want Sustainable Packaging! #PlanetOrPlastic
Petition to Deb Fischer, Nebraska State Senate, Nebraska State House, Benjamin Sasse
A Ban or Tax of Plastic Bags for Businesses
Today, around 40% of our oceans surface is covered in plastic pollution. This pollution kills thousands of marine life and harms millions more. This petition will hopefully create a change in the state of Nebraska that can spread to other states around the country to drastically reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the ocean.
Petition to Highlights Magazine, Christine French Cully
Stop using plastic wrappers Highlights Magazine!
As a family, we love Highlights Magazine, we've subscribed for years. But why does it come wrapped in plastic? Plastic wrappers contribute to our global waste problem that harms our animals, soils, oceans, and water. Wrappers cannot be easily recycled and plastic breaks down into microplastics that get into our food chain. As an educational magazine, this sends the wrong message to your young readers. Thank you to National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick, Ladybug and Ask magazines for leading the way and going plastic free. Highlights magazine will you ditch the plastic wrapper and show this generation of young people that you care for the environment? This is a perfect teaching moment! Thank you! Anni, Alex (10), Adrian (10), Athena (8) and Arianna (5) Hanna You can also send a handwritten letter to: Highlights For Children Editorial Offices: Christine French Cully, Editor in Chief, 803 Church St. Honesdale PA 18431
Petition to Phillips Sonicare, Quip NYC, Oral-B
Bamboo brush heads for electric toothbrushes
Did you know that no manufacturer of electric toothbrushes in the U.S. sells a bamboo or biodegradable brush head replacement? My family owns 4 electric toothbrushes. They clean our teeth well, but we replace and throw away the Plastic brush heads several times per year. 100,000's of plastic refill toothbrush heads are sold each year by Phillips Sonic Care , Oral-B, and Quip. Although these refills leave a bit less plastic pollution than the standard toothbrush, it is still too much and unnecessary. These companies continue to add unnecessary disposable plastics to our planet. Bamboo standard toothbrushes are very popular on Amazon because of their cost and biodegradability. It's time these companies stepped up and offered their customers a greener choice: disposable brush heads made from wood. Although nylon bristles on the brush head aren't biodegradable, the rest of the brush head can be! Something is better than nothing. We can prevent thousands of plastic brush heads in our landfills by voicing our demands for bamboo or wood based toothbrush heads.
Petition to Collinsville City Council
Collinsville, IL City Council Ban plastic bags now!
The quantity of plastic bags we take home is staggering: the average family accumulates 60 bags in only four trips to the grocery store; the average American adult takes home close to 1,500 bags annually. Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That comes out to over one million per minute. Eliminating single-use plastic bags will force consumers to bring their own bag, without charging a fee that many of our citizens and others who shop in our community could not afford to pay. Even when disposed of correctly, plastic bags routinely blow out of collection sites, ending up in our neighborhood trees, roadsides, sewers, and streams. Dealing with this stream of single-use plastic is expensive. Single-use plastic bags are the bane of sewer districts and recycling centers, clogging up drains, equipment, and time. Collinsville has a brand new water treatment plant- do we want to see it broken down all the time? This leads to cities having to pay more for recycling, which gets passed on to every citizen. Some cities are even getting rid of recycling because it is too expensive. Living Lands and Waters- a local conservation organization- collected 8,798 plastic bags in 2017 from the Mississippi River Watershed, which encompasses 1/3 of the United States. As a major shopping area for smaller towns and unincorporated parts of St. Clair County, getting rid of the bags here will have a major impact on the entire Metro-East region!
Petition to Robert T., Kevin Konkel, Steve Wilson
Remove plastic packaging from the produce section in your store
Millions of pounds of plastic are recycled incorrectly or thrown in landfills each year by large grocery stores/retail chains. Much of this plastic is unnecessary, to begin with, specifically in produce sections of stores. That is why I'm petitioning major grocers and corporations across the United States, starting with Whole Foods Market, Grocery Outlet, and Raley's, to remove plastic packaging completely from their produce sections. Goods like apples, potatoes, tomatoes, and spinach and lettuce do not need to be packaged in plastic bags or plastic containers. Most fruits and vegetables have skins and peels that act as natural packaging, therefore plastic does nothing to extend shelf life and therefore is unnecessary. With the state of our world growing increasingly more grim year after year thanks to rising water temperatures, plastic pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, natural disasters and an increase in disease we need to make a change now for the better. Plastic pollution affects every person, every community, and every country in this world. Please help me to make this change for the greater good.