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 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 Dr Amy Khor
Anti-Plastic Petition, Singapore
Dear Dr Amy Khor Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, We issue this petition on World Environment Day with grave concern as to your recent comments regarding plastic bag usage, as reported in several news outlets including the Straits Times. We refer in particular to the absence of plans for a levy on plastic bags, or any meaningful legislation to curb the prodigious usage of them in our country. Singapore now stands with the ever-diminishing list of countries that avoid the critical issue of excessive plastic consumption. In this regard, we are sorry to say that Singapore stands on the wrong side of history. But this is something that you, in your role as Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, can address - not just for the good of your contemporaries, but also for all future generations. We face the prospect of a world weighed down by plastic - where the discovery of dead animals’ stomachs full of discarded plastic waste is the norm, not the exception. This is a world we cannot accept, and therefore which it is our responsibility to prevent. A plastic bag levy is a practical solution which will both draw attention to the often unthinking usage of multiple bags when fewer or none will do, whilst simultaneously generating revenue which can be used to develop alternative materials, recycling options, or even to promote other elements of the government’s environmental agenda. It makes little sense to avoid implementing a levy until an alternative material can be developed - this condemns our country and the surrounding region to potentially years more pollution on a vast scale, and is representative of nothing more than a policy void paired with permanent and harmful implications for the world. We must only look around us - to the many other countries in the world that have led from the front, for inspiring stories of how small changes can have powerful effects. In the UK, a 5 pence plastic bag levy led to an 83% drop in usage within one year. In Taiwan, an NT$1 charge for every plastic bag led to an 80% drop usage within a year. Australia achieved a 45% drop, Denmark a 60% drop - the list goes on, and on - and each example demonstrates that change is possible. Plastic bag usage is an addiction, and one that can be broken: For the good of all of us and all of the world around us. Dr Khor, you occupy a position of wisdom and responsibility within our government so we ask that you consider this when considering our petition. We ask that you look at not the short-term issues, but those of the long-term. In fifty years a generation will look back and wonder how people could so recklessly and persistently damage the world around them. And so we ask you to help us stand on the right side of history. This petition requests that you implement a levy on plastic bag usage, with a view to reducing overall usage of plastic bags in Singapore. We do not ask that you find an alternative, and thus we do not accept that a delay is necessary until an alternative can be found. Meaningful action can be taken now, and we ask that you take it. For those signing this petition, thank you for your action. Please leave your comments and stories below for Dr Amy Khor to read as well. Our voices must be heard. For more information on plastics, visit wwf.sg/uselessplastic Photo credit: National Geographic
Petition to Singapore Government, fairprice , Cold Storage, Giant, Corporations, RETAILERS, Supermarkets, groceries , lee hsien loong
Changing the distribution of Plastic bags to be more environmentally friendly
Problem : The Singapore Environment Council has released a study on plastic bag usage and wastage in the city-state. For a population of mere five million people, Singapore uses a staggering amount of three billion plastic bags a year. Effects of Plastic Bags on Environments : One of the greatest problems is that an estimated 300 million plastic bags end up in the Atlantic Ocean alone. These bags are very dangerous for sea life, especially those of the mammal variety. The environmental balance of the waterways is being thrown off by the rate of plastic bags finding their way into the mouths and intestinal tracts of sea mammals. Furthermore, the indefinite period of time that it takes for the average plastic bag to breakdown can be literally hundreds of years. We are facing a threat of global warming and the frightening fact that our oceans might collapse by 2048. That is in 31 years time. Solution : We want to propose to the mega corporations and stores that sells common goods such as Fairprice, giant , cold storage and even stores like Watson and guardian to take the same approach as IKEA to do away with disposable shopping bag -you have to either purchase a carrying bag or bring home the items without it. We understand that there will be concerns from people who will argue that they reuse their plastic bags as trash bags or to carry supplies. However, we'd like to raise the awareness that this does not reduce the damage that these disposable bags have on the environment. In fact, we want to propose the idea of bio-degradable trash bag to be mainstream in our society along with this solution. We acknowledge that this problem is multi-faceted and thus it is a complex issue to resolve but we do hope that by starting this petition, it will cause a ripple effect in our society to reconsider our decisions that could potentially harm our environment. Even though the solutions we propose might not seem possible at this rate, we want your support in order to alarm both the corporations and the government that the citizens of this green city are ready for a change to be a society that is more environmentally conscious and friendly. The change might be rash, even seen as impossible, but we believe that if we do not embrace change now, we are only heading towards the destruction of our own planet and species.
Petition to Rt Honourable Teresa May MP
Urge the UK Govt to start a global fund to clean up the oceans at 2% of GDP
We are killing our oceans and marine life! There are an estimated 51 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans! The threat of plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans is as grave a threat to humanity as the threat of CFC’s was to the ozone layer; we need to take immediate action to fund the industrialisation of the global clean up. Who should pay? Multinational conglomerates who have made trillions from plastic products? Should governments pay towards the clean up? Should we all pay towards the cleanup? Can we afford to ignore this? Micro-plastic has entered the food chain, the consequences of which we have yet to fully comprehend, if we do nothing what is the ultimate cost for us all? The relentless deluge is increasing; only 11% of plastic is recycled globally! The polar icecaps have some of the highest concentrations of micro-plastics, and it is heading further up the food chain. This is affecting us now and will only increase if we fail to act! There needs to be a concerted effort to clean up our streams, rivers coastlines and oceans before its too late; and our government should lead!
Petition to UK Parliament
Plastic: Make it the responsibility of the plastic manufacturers to take back their rubbish
I want big manufacturers of plastic waste such as Coca Cola, Pharmaceutical companies and other big plastic manufacturers to be forced to take their plastic waste back. Rather than reducing the number of single-use plastic bottles it produces, Coke is investing in even more throwaway plastic. Let’s make it their problem by sending it all back to them. Consumers would happily sort and send back used plastic direct to the manufacturers that produce them. They should have local collection points where we can drop off particular waste or provide a refill service. If a manufacturer chooses to produce new plastic then it should be their responsibility. They should not be allowed to produce it and forget it. Consumers would happily sort their recycling if they knew it was being dealt with effectively. The recycling bins provided by the government only give the illusion of recycling and people are not happy their rubbish is not being recycled.
Petition to Becca Howard, Chloe Sharples
Request GSK and Colgate-Palmolive provide a recycling scheme for their oral care packaging
Outside of the U.K oral care product manufacturers run free schemes for the recycling of their oral care packaging. Although the packaging can be recycled Colgate-Palmolive, GSK and Oral-B don’t provide free recycling schemes for their U.K customers. In order to recycle the cost can be £80 or above per box sent to Terracycle (a recycling company) This is not acceptable as tons of recyclable plastic waste is being sent to landfill, incinerated or ends up in our seas. Please sign this petition to pressure GSK, Colgate-Palmolive and Oral-B to introduce free recycling schemes as they have done in other countries.
Petition to CM of Gurgaon manohar lal khattar
Ban on plastic in Gurugram #PlasticBan
Plastic bags are not Bio-Degradable and a nuisance to the Environment . Plastic bags are a bane. They are everywhere, thrown carelessly all over, poluting the oceans ,clogging drains, littering the beach and roads , causing suffering to innumerable land and marine animals.It costs more to clean up the area after using plastic bags than the benefit of using one. They are easily replaces with cloth or jute bags. Plastic bags are destroying the world not just your locality ... i would really love a ban on all plastics including straws, plates,cups ... but for now lets start with all plastic bags. If each of us pledge to be more mindful of our actions i am sure we can save our home.