Topic

plastic waste

31 petitions

Started 6 days ago

Petition to Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line, Plastic Straws Pollute Our Oceans. Stop Using Them on Your Ships!

These days, you are much more likely to find plastic on the beach than a message in a bottle. Plastic is clogging our oceans at an alarming rate. In fact, the problem is so big that according to some studies, by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Many plastic products like the plastic straw — a largely unnecessary drink accessory — are used just once before they are sent to the dumps or end up in our seas. But more and more, companies are trying to do something to cut down on plastic waste. After Carnival, P&O Cruises, and Cunard all banned plastic straws, Royal Caribbean did the same. The cruise line became the latest company to say #strawssuck. The company has pledged to be plastic straw free by the end of the year. Additionally, they will also stop using other plastic items such as bags, cups and condiment packets by 2019. Now that nearly all of the major cruise lines have decided to say "bon voyage" to single-use plastic items, those of us that are concerned with our environment are asking, when will Disney Cruise Line (DCL) do the same? Small steps made by many companies can have a big impact. When market leaders decide to take a stand against plastic it can help encourage others in the industry to do the same. In order to tackle plastic pollution, we must all play our part. It's time for DCL to play theirs. Please sign the petition and ask Disney Cruise Lines to stop using plastic straws and other single-use plastic items on their cruises.                                               PROMOTE THIS PETITION Can you chip in $3 to get this petition on the agenda?Every $20 will advertise this petition to 500 extra people on Change.org. If everyone contributed the price of a cup of coffee we'd reach thousands of new people every day. Yes, I'll chip in $3 or more No, I'll share instead

Earth Friends
5 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Marco Rubio, Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, Barbara Boxer, Bill Nelson, Dick Durbin, Cory Booker, Patty Murray, John Cornyn, Tim Kaine, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, Lindsey Graham, Robert Menendez, Trey Gowdy, Richard Blumenthal, Amy Klobuchar, Harry Reid, Robert Casey, Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Environment Program, Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts State Senate, Edward Markey, Charlie Baker, Joe Kennedy, Michael Capuano, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas, Bill Keating, Katherine Clark, Richard Neal, Stephen Lynch, Seth Moulton

Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic consumption and waste is a major problem in not just the United States, but the whole world. In 2012, a report by Global Industry, stated that the global plastic consumption was to reach 297.5 million tons by the end of 2015, and that amount has increased for the end of 2018 prediction. Although plastic is useful and versatile, it is slow to degrade and now covers beaches, streets, and forms a 600,000 square mile Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic debris is estimated, by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, to 100,000 marine mammals annually, along with millions of fishes and birds. One way we can reduce plastic consumption and waste is reducing the amount we use, one step we can take is by banning plastic bags in stores. It is estimated that the United States throws away 100 billion plastic every year (1bagatatime). So let's sign this petition to ban plastic bags in stores, to reduce the global plastic waste. Let's work together to reduce global waste and the amount of animals killed every year by plastic.

Kaitlyn Wong
211 supporters