Topic

pollution

112 petitions

Update posted 3 hours ago

Petition to General Mills, Kellogg, Coca-Cola, Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Amazon.com, eBay, Walmart, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Walgreens, NIKE, Adidas, Dean Foods, Dole Food, Land O'Lakes, Kroger, Kraft

Urge Companies to Ditch Plastic and Find Alternatives

Plastic is the number one trash problem we have been faced with in our generation. It is in our oceans, landfills, lakes, it blows around our land and is being found in almost all living creatures. It is nearly impossible to go shopping and not buy plastic of some sort. It is time for things to change on a corporate level, it is time for companies to start switching over to other alternatives. There is technology that exists that give us alternatives and it is time for these large companies to start utilizing these technologies. In signing this petition you are making a stand to demand that companies find new solutions and stop being part of the problem. You are also stating that you yourself are going to look for alternatives to plastic and try to work toward a solution as well. We are all affected by the over use of plastic in our world. In a study commissioned by data journalism outlet Orb, 83% of tap water samples collected from over a dozen countries on five continents tested positive for microplastic. In a US study they found microplastic in 94% of tap water.  There are about 300 million tons of plastic produced annually. There are studies that are researching the effect on marine life and birds like this one, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. They said "So much plastic trash is flowing into the oceans that 90 percent of seabirds eat it now and virtually every one will be consuming it by 2050." In 1960 plastic was found in only 5% of birds. During this study the plastic found inside birds includes bags, bottle caps, synthetic fibers from clothing, and tiny rice-sized bits that have been broken down by the sun and waves. Tipa is an Israeli company that produce plastic alternative packaging. Nature works a company in Nebraska creates a plastic alternative made from corn. Biome Bioplastics is one of the UK’s leading developers of natural plastics. We are demanding change! Big companies, its time to get on board and ditch the plastic!  

keila theiss
360 supporters
Update posted 9 hours ago

Petition to Genevieve Damico, Mayor Dennis Tyler, Tamara Havics, State Representative Sue Errington, State Senator Timothy Lanane, City Councilwoman Lynn Peters, City Councilman Doug Marshall

Protect Muncie Families! Demand a Public Meeting on Exide's Permit & Toxic Pollution

Exide Technologies has filed an application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to renew their General Operating Permit at their plant located at 2601 West Mt. Pleasant Blvd. in Muncie.  Despite calls from hundreds of Muncie residents that IDEM hold a simple public meeting on Exide's permit, IDEM has elected not to allow a public meeting, putting an irresponsible corporation with a long history of violations and fines for excessive emissions of toxic contaminants and bad practices, BEFORE the health and safety of thousands of Muncie residents and families. Since 1989, Exide has released 227,275 pounds of toxic pollutants- including dangerous lead, sulfuric acid and arsenic- into the air and water in Muncie. If approved, this Operating Permit will allow Exide to continue to emit 474.5 tons (949,000 pounds) of toxic pollutants in Muncie PER YEAR, including 4.86 tons (9,720 pounds) of lead. This will negatively impact local homes, businesses, residents' health, our environment and wildlife.  Please join with hundreds of your neighbors and friends in calling for the EPA and IDEM to allow a simple public meeting on Exide's permit! We deserve an opportunity to learn more about Exide's permit, toxic emissions and the impact Exide's operation has had on the health and properties of thousands of Muncie families; especially given that Exide has one of the worst public health and environmental safety records of any company in the U.S. and have been subject to millions of dollars in fines and criminal charges in several communities- including in Muncie! You can also send an email to Genevieve Damico (damico.genevieve@epa.gov) at the EPA to express your concerns and request a public meeting; refer to permit number T035-37825-00028 in your correspondence. For more information, or to get involved, email ProtectMuncie@gmail.com 

Protect Muncie
68 supporters
Started 2 days ago

Petition to All of Us

Say NO to Disposable Plastic Straws

Take the pledge to Say NO to disposable plastic straws! (make sure to share on Facebook & Twitter so others will also take the pledge) There’s some waste that’s hard to completely eliminate... then there’s some waste that DOESN’T need to exist and SHOULD be completely done away with. Single-use plastic straws are a perfect example of a wasteful, highly environmentally damaging, day-to-day product that wreaks havoc on our oceans & wildlife while serving NO necessary purpose. By the numbers, it’s been estimated that upwards of 500 million single-use plastic straws are thrown away in the United States alone EVERY SINGLE DAY. That’s enough straws to reach New York City from Los Angeles… 22 times per day. From a weight perspective that’s roughly 650 H3 Hummers worth of straw waste per day (and you thought Hummers were bad).  As you can imagine a large portion of these straws end up outdoors and in the ocean where they are inhaled or eaten by wildlife such as fish, birds, and Sea Turtles. The result is a slow and painful death by asphyxiation and digestive complications for millions upon millions of innocent animals. All because we need a plastic straw with our cucumber mojito. The Pledge:A petition is only as strong as the people involved. Hopefully, we can reach our goal of 50,000 signatures to raise awareness - so please be sure to share it! But what this petition is really about is awareness. By signing this petition you are taking the pledge to and help raise awareness for: Saying “No plastic straw please” at restaurants, at the bar, at the coffee shop, at home, at your kids birthday party. By raising awareness, restaurants are already starting to go move away from defaulting to plastic straws. We are even starting to see a dialog at the governmental level to curb the use of disposable plastic straws. So, let’s keep up the fight! Can't Go Without Straws? You Don’t Have Too!If you can’t go without using straws that’s not a problem at all! You can join the masses who have switched to reusable straws. There are a bunch great reusable straw options available. You can find reusable straws made from a variety materials ranging from stainless steel to silicone straws. Just do a quick search on Google or Amazon, there are tons of available options that don’t have a negative affect on wildlife or the environment. If you’re looking for further inspiration to stop with the disposables, there are a number of organizations and communities dedicated to ending single-use plastic straws. Get some motivation from these resources as you make the transition away from single-use plastics: thelastplasticstraw.org/ plasticpollutioncoalition.org/ You can also find facebook communities and Instagram accounts dedicated to reminding you to not use plastic straws. This is something that a small change by all of us can result in a huge difference! Please share with others on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere so we can raise awareness to an issue that we as consumers can actually fix just by making a small change in our choices! Share with the hashtag: #nostrawplease

JD Carlson
23 supporters