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Petition to Modesto City Council
Make Modesto Styrofoam Free!
Ban the use of Styrofoam and other polystyrene foam in all places of business and public facilities. Create anti-polystyrene/Styrofoam ordinance in the city of Modesto. Educate yourself on the dangers of polystyrene foam- Expanded polystyrene foam is an environmental pollutant and non-biodegradable substance commonly used as disposable foodservice cups, plates, and containers. Often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam, which is a Dow Chemical Company-trademarked form of polystyrene foam insulation, EPS is a petroleum-based plastic. It came into wide usage because it is lightweight, offers good insulation properties that keep products cold or hot, and keeps things safe during the shipping process without adding weight. Styrene is broadly used in the manufacture of plastics, resins, and rubber. The Environmental Protection Agency and the International Agency for Research on Cancer have established styrene as a possible human carcinogen. Most notably, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the U.S. National Toxicology Program, listed styrene as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen" in the 13th Report on Carcinogens.Non-biodegradable: Polystyrene foam appears to last forever, as it is resistant to photolysis, or the breaking down of materials by photons originating from a light source. This, combined with the fact that foam is lightweight and therefore floats, means that over time a great deal of polystyrene has accumulated along coasts and waterways around the world. It is now considered a main component of marine debris, a.k.a. plastic pollution. (Education source: Plastic Pollution Coalition)
Petition to Minister Suzy Camelia-Römer
LAW AGAINST THE USE OF SINGLE USE PLASTIC
We want the government of Curaçao to make a law to ban the use of single use plastic, raise taxes on plastic disposables and lower taxes on biodegradable and durable articles replacing them.Promote the use of durable shopping bags, cloth bags for fruit and vegetables, bring your own cup to the coffee shop, your own milkshake cup to the fastfood restaurant, bring durable cutlery to the beach and take it back home to wash and reuse it. Bring your own food container instead of using styrofoam food containers and stop using plastic straws in your drink! The amount of plastic in the oceans is immense!!If we all participate, the earth and the oceans will be clean again and the animals and the people will live healthy.
Petition to Bill Penzey
Penzeys: please reuse your spice jars
My family and I have been customers of Penzeys Spices for years. Nothing warms my soul more than walking into one of their stores and being enveloped in the comforting aromas of good spices. However, disposing of each empty jar saddens me. Yes, I repurpose the jars when I need them or put them in the recycling bin when I don’t. But these dozens of jars, multiplied by thousands of customers, add up to a significant amount of waste every year. Why continue to put materials and energy into making new jars if the old ones could be reused? For instance, customers could return empty jars to Penzeys stores to be sanitized and reused. Just like we used to do with soda bottles and continue to do with milk bottles. This program would likely be cost-effective for Penzeys, in addition to being much better for the environment! Please join me in asking Penzeys Spices to investigate the feasibility of a program enabling the reuse of their jars.
Petition to City of Virginia Beach, Virginia State House, Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, Mark Warner, Virginia State Senate, Tim Kaine, Bob Goodlatte, Bobby Scott, L. Louise Lucas, Randy Forbes, Gerry Connolly, Barbara Comstock, Don Beyer, Rob Wittman, Morgan Griffith, Robert Hurt, Vivian Watts, Scott Rigell, Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Environment Program
Require Apartments, Townhouses, & Condos to Provide Recycling!
Recycling Should NOT Be An Inconvenience. I am making this petition today to express my concern for the amount of waste that is being recycled in Virginia Beach. As a tenant living in a condo I deal with the daily frustration of not having easy access to a recycling receptacle. One day i walked only .2 miles from my condo and managed to fill three trash bags in under two hours, practically all of which could have been recycled. In many cases tenants are often charged a monthly trash and recycling fee yet do not provide us with a way to recycle. With so many people living under one roof you can only imagine how much trash we generate, a recycling dumper should be mandatory. Not to mention, you're paying for recycling as part of your city services so why are we not taking full advantage of the things our money is going towards. I understand that drop off spots are offered for those who do not have curb side pick up however, not many people are willing to carry or drive around a big bag of trash. In 2015 only around 30% of waste was recycled in Virginia Beach. This is not because people are unaware about recycling. It is obvious to me that something needs to be done. Virginia Beach Waste Management Importance Of Recycling #1 Importance Of Recycling #2 Virginia Annual Recycling Summary Report Residential Waste & Recycling Services