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reduce reuse recycle

4 petitions

Started 3 months ago

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)

Julia Solomon
39 supporters
Started 2 years ago

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    

Lauren Stone
322 supporters