Topic

plastic reduction

33 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Kroger, Walmart

Reduce plastic by changing prescription bottles

Plastics in general are disrupting our ecosystems with unknown long term impact to our food sources. We are seeing increased quantities of micro plastics in our water, air, and food we eat, especially in fish. The long term impact is unknown, but these effects will outlive our children and beyond and continue to disrupt ecosystems. Plastic bottles from Pharmacies often end up in recycling bins, trash, or worse. Often these are short term, single use items, but the waste will last for generations. Many small companies supplying similarly packaged products have done so in a more sustainable manner. This petition is targeting large pharmacies that have the power to change the supply chain model for medications by moving from plastic dominant solutions to aluminum, glass/metal mixed packaging, or compostable solutions. Additionally, medications that require repeat 90 day supplies could employ a hybrid model that provides a metal or glass container for the first 90 day supply and then provides refills in a compostable package. An example like this has been deployed by smaller companies like bite.com and their tablet based toothpaste packaging.  Please sign my petition to ask these companies to work with their suppliers to develop sustainable, non-plastic, packaging and delivery of prescription medications. Ask you local pharmacist to considering building the awareness of this petition. 

Chris Frail
155 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Narendra Modi, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Ban Single Use Plastic in India.

Fiction turning into reality. The end is near. We cannot ignore this issue, as it continues throughout the 21st century. We have to act fast, we have to protect nature and the environment, we have to ensure agricultural productivity, and we have to prevent consuming fossil fuel. Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have long since lost control over our invention. Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know about its dangers? India is forecast to overtake China as the most populous country in the world within a decade and according to Huffpost "India is not a top global consumer of plastics ― 24 pounds of plastic are consumed per capita compared with 240 pounds in the U.S. It has poor rates of waste management. Much of the country’s recycling sector is informal and unregulated, operating without government oversight. Every day, India generates 33.1 million pounds of plastic waste of which only 19.8 million pounds are collected and recycled, leaving the rest to pollute water, clog drains, kill cows and degrade soil."  The  rivers in India are no longer rivers, they are dumping grounds for trash. Say no thank you to plastic shopping bags. Create or buy cloth shopping bags which could be washed. Smaller recycling units and buying back at a price will encourage collection agents to ensure that the  plastic waste is segregated. The manufacturers can establish units for treatment and product down cycle. There should be a foundation in India which provides proper garbage collections, which allows recycling. More awareness should be spread and it is not possible without Government help. Widespread, people do not care because they do not feel the immediate consequences or impact right this moment. The mentality that "I won't be alive when the real impact happens " needs to just go away. The amount of plastic litter everywhere.I am asking myself, who does it, who litter and why? There are humans conducts on the planet, I do not understand and “litter” is one of them! This blaming it all on the consumer needs to stop, consumers consume what is made available to them, nothing is going to change until our governments outlaw plastic and bring the huge multinational corporations creating all this plastic to account. We're not only ruining our own health as a species but killing other living creatures in the process. This is an epic problem. If it goes on like this, there will be a whole continent made out of plastic. We must stop plastic right now or the world would die out. Let's defeat plastic pollution.  

Trishari Das
1,809 supporters