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recycle

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Started 2 months ago

Petition to President of the United States

Replace plastic with biodegradable materials

It's no surprise that plastic and waste harm our earth. As stated by Environmental Health News (EHN), plastic's production and disposal cause problems such as:  "Chemicals added to plastics are absorbed by human bodies. Some of these compounds have been found to alter hormones or have other potential human health effects." (EHN) "Plastic debris, laced with chemicals and often ingested by marine animals, can injure or poison wildlife." (EHN) "Floating plastic waste, which can survive for thousands of years in water, serves as mini transportation devices for invasive species, disrupting habitats." (EHN) "Plastic buried deep in landfills can leach harmful chemicals that spread into groundwater." (EHN) "Around 4 percent of world oil production is used as a feedstock to make plastics, and a similar amount is consumed as energy in the process." (EHN) One of the best solutions to these problems is biodegradable plastic. Biodegradable materials not only reduce the amount of municipal waste, but also decrease the demand for fossil fuels. Additionally, replacing plastic with this alternative has the ability to preserve petroleum supplies (source reduction), save energy, and promote plastic eating bacteria to break down the pre-existing plastic deposits. (Sciencing.com) LET'S REPLACE THIS HARMFUL PLASTIC WITH THE BETTER, MORE ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE! SUPPORT THE AWARENESS OF THIS ISSUE TODAY! 

APES Group 1st period
128 supporters
Decision maker responded 4 months ago

Petition to Jr Ocean Guardians, Shelby O'Neil

Stop McDonalds Straw Pollution - "Own the Drink Run" Commercial

CONTACT MCDONALD'S TO HAVE THEM STOP THEIR "OWN THE DRINK RUN" COMMERCIAL Jr Ocean Guardians is working hard to educate lower level grade children on how plastic pollution affects our oceans and waterways, as well as the importance of recycling.  The kids are excited to learn and all pledge to help make a change to save our oceans from plastic pollution.   Sadly, McDonald's has chosen to run a commercial with no regard for the plastic pollution they are creating every second at their restaurants.  While I realize that straws will never go away, please urge McDonalds to look into a sustainable option and not show a commercial where paper wrappers are blown off tons of straws.  It's a disturbing image for all of us who are trying to make our oceans and our world better.   Single use plastic straw pollution is one of the top ocean and waterway polluters in the world.  While people are told these facts, it still continues to be an issue. Non-biodegradeable straws take hundreds of years to break down  Go to a beach clean-up and you will be picking up straws by the handful.  Unfortunately, these straws make it into the ocean and harm sealife.  Who can forget that image of a straw stuck in nose of a sea turtle?  This image is just heartbreaking.  Please join me and send McDonald's a message that it is time for them to move to a sustainable straw. Thank you for your support.  This is my first petition and I have no financial gain, I just want to make the world a better place for future generations.    

Jr Ocean Guardians
172 supporters