Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, US Senate, US House of Representatives, EPA, Donald Trump, Stop&Shop, Walmart, Target, IGA, Ahold Delhaize, Costco, Kmart, PRICE CHOPPER, Big Y, Caraluzzi's , National Grocers Association, United Nations
Ban Plastic Bags in the US!
Every year, hundreds of plastic bags end up in landfills or the oceans. The plastic used in bags can take a 1000 years to decompose! These bags are wasteful and very harmful to the environment. Tell the US that plastic bags need to be banned. We can easily replace them with faster decomposing paper bags and reusable green bags. Here's what you can do: - Sign this petition - Use reusable bags - Write to your local grocery store chain and tell them to go paper - Write to your Senators and tell them to support a ban on plastic bags.
Petition to Albert Hein, Jumbo Corporate Communictaions, Vomar & Dirk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Less single use plastics in Dutch Supermarkets
We've all seen the footage of plastic on beaches and in the oceans and seas, we've all filled our bin bags with unrecyclable single use plastics and we've all seen plastic rubbish on our streets. It's time to tell the supermarkets we no longer want them to pack everything in single use plastic and we want them to use only recyclable plastic for anything that simply has to use it. I see plastic bags being used for fruit, veg and bread, I see individual vegetables wrapped in plastic. None of these things need to be in plastic, we can use paper bags or simply no wrapping! The Netherlands is thought of throughout the world as a forward thinking, environmentally conscious place however the reality is it has a long way to go. Let's start here! Vomar, Jumbo, Albert Hein, Dirk Van den Broek please rethink your plastic policy.
Petition to European Commission
Sign this petition and tell the EU to ban microplastics in cosmetics!
It’s time for industry to clean up its act! In the coming months, the European Union will make a decision about regulating microplastics added to products. Please sign this petition to convince the European Union to ban all ‘intentionally added microplastics’ to cosmetics! Dear European Commission, As the leading body of governance in tackling the issue of single-use plastic, we urge you to consider a full ban on microplastic ingredients used in personal care products and cosmetics. Every time we shower or wash our hands or faces, an alarming number of microplastics are released into the environment. A recent test done on an anti-wrinkle cream from a popular brand, OLAZ, shows that a single 50ml jar contains up to 1.5 million particles of plastic. To put this into perspective, every time somebody uses this cream an estimated 90,000 plastic particles will end up on the skin and subsequently washed down the drain and into our ocean. Intentionally-added microplastics are widely used in shampoos, lotions, and make-up products and as such an obscene amount of plastic is released into the environment every day – and often with little or no consumer awareness about the impact of the products being used. This plastic epidemic is affecting all walks of life. There are now numerous studies that show that these small particles can travel up the food chain, meaning that from plankton to humans, everyone is consuming these tiny plastic particles. There is new evidence to show that the chemicals in plastic and plastic particles may cause cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, arthritis, impotency and might even harm the development of babies in the womb. We are worried that the implications could be much more severe than we can process right now, as new research continues to shine a light on the unexpected dangers of microplastics to the health of our world, but also to the health of human beings. We ask the European Union to be the pioneer in tackling the issue of ‘intentionally-added microplastics’ and lead this important movement by banning all micro- and nanoplastics in cosmetics & personal care products. As a leading governance body in the world you have the power to stop this growing threat to the health of our planet and ourselves. We hope that you will do the right thing. This petition is initiated by the BEAT THE MICROBEAD COALITION consisting 100 NGOs from around the world, powered by Plastic Soup Foundation.
Petition to Xavier Bernat Serra, Massimiliano Zanni, Marcos Bernat Serra, Adrian Romero, Lorena Gracia, Eugenia Casulleras Llorens
Chupa Chups: Stop producing plastic lollipop sticks
On Earth Day 2018 we ask: Why do lollipops which only last a few moments, have to be put on plastic sticks, which last a few centuries? Scientists know now that every year about 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. It has finally been recognised that there is an overwhelming amount of plastic debris in our oceans, we are becoming engulfed by it. Any quick "plastic ocean" online search will show you that. 91% of plastic is not recycled so every day thousands and thousands of pieces of plastic is washed up on our shores. Every day I take a few minutes and clean my local beach, I collect over 10 lollipop sticks per day just on my little coast line here in Portugal. Apart from this just being saddening and ugly, it also has a direct effect on marine life, such as sea turtles. Although they spend much time swimming underwater, they have to come up to the surface to breath through their tiny nostrils. There are many reports of sea turtles with plastic sticks and straws lodged in their nostrils, meaning this plastic can cause them to drown or live in pain. We cannot re-use single use lollipop stick plastic again, so the best way to avoid using these plastics is to simply stop buying plastic products. We don't want to stop buying Chupa Chups thats's not the point, we just ask Chupa Chups now to do your bit to lessen the problem by changing to a biodegradable material for your sticks. Better materials are out there when used we are closer to a cleaner ocean and preservation of marine life. Paper sticks (used by other lollipop producers) for instance, will biodegrade relatively quickly if they do end up in the ocean. Other companies are finding ways to help with this problem. UK Supermarket Iceland has become the first major retailer to announce it will be going plastic-free on all its own label products within the next five years. Tesco and Johnson&Johnson have stopped selling/producing plastic ear buds in the last year (a product very similar to yours). We know that Chupa Chups is not solely responsible for all of these sticks, but you are the market leader, so we ask you on Earth Day 2018, to be next in making a positive change. Will you stop producing plastic lollipop sticks?
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.
Petition to Publix Super Markets
Ban Plastic Bags In Florida
Plastic Bags are an environmental disaster, especially in the State of Florida, which has a very diverse ecosystem. Plastic bags are killing marine life, causing flooding by clogging storm drains and aren't biodegradable. I started this petition because I couldn't tolerate seeing plastic bags in our beautiful waters, on our beaches and within our cities anymore. It's a dangerous form of litter that needs to be eliminated. Get involved by sharing this petition. Presently, the City of Coral Gables is in the process of banning plastic bags. There is a 'State Preemption Law' which loosely says cities can't ban plastic bags. House Bill 93 and Senate Bill 0162 will allow coastal cities with under 100,000 in population to pass ordinances which will put them into a pilot program to regulate plastic bags. These bills will give coastal cities local home rule which has been restricted for so many years. http://www.CleanUpMiamiBeach.com
Petition to Panda Express, James Thomas, Peggy Cherng, andrew cherng
Dear Panda Express: We Don't Want Your Single Use Plastic
Having lived in the Puget Sound region for my sixteen years of life, I love my local landscape. Our community is lucky to be surrounded by lush mountains and endless water. We take pride in implementing green policies and on keeping the region pristine. At least, that's the illusion. Every year, Washington generates tens of millions of pounds of plastic waste, and the majority ISN'T recycled. Instead, some of this plastic goes into the ocean, where it breaks down into its smaller, toxic components. These components accumulate in the tissues of wildlife and people. This threatens the health of Puget Sound. It threatens our CRITICALLY endangered Southern Resident killer whales, and it threatens me and other youth who will inherit this region. But if we care about the well-being of our children, we should hold companies that distribute plastic accountable. One of those companies is Panda Express. While I love the food, I no longer go to Panda Express because of the single use plastic that is generated there--and I know other customers are turned off, too. If you have ever gotten a meal at Panda Express, you know how much--a plastic container, plastic utensils, maybe a plastic bag, too. And that's just for one person. But Panda Express has over 2,000 store locations that often process hundreds of orders a day. Think about how much plastic could be saved if Panda Express switched to biodegradable or reusable products. Subway, Trader Joe's, Starbucks, and other major chains have pledged to cut down on their plastic distribution. Why can't Panda Express do the same? For the health of my community and others around the world, I urge Panda Express to stop its use of disposable plastic containers and utensils and substitute them for something biodegradable or reusable. The people and wildlife of Puget Sound deserve better.
Petition to padi, Professional Association of Diving Instructors, PADI International, PADI Asia-Pacific, PADI EMEA, PADI Americas, PADI Canada
Stop issuing plastic C-cards, PADI!
As scuba divers and freedivers, we are all aware of the devastating impact of plastic on our land and water environments. PADI issues millions of plastic c-cards every year (and they make millions of dollars every year by issuing replacement cards). Plastic lasts up to 400 years, but it will break into little pieces, absorb toxins and pollute our land, river and ocean environment along the way. PADI charges people to have an electronic card (e-card). I started diving in 2000. I have accumulated more than 20 useless pieces of plastic during that time (including Project Aware and commerative "Valued Member" cards). Most agencies went fully digital a few years ago. It is possible to look up someone's credentials on a phone, computer and tablet. As an industry leader, shouldn't PADI be fighting plastic pollution instead of contributing to the problem? By signing my petition, you agree with the above and would like to see PADI: a) phase out plastic c-cards b) make it FREE to have an e-card, instead of being "punished" for making a green choice. c) cut down on the packaging for their learning materials and choose sustainable options instead. d) encourage other scuba and freediving manufacturers to use ocean plastic and recycled ghost nets in their products instead of using virgin plastic. Thank you for signing.