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BAN PLASTIC BAGS NOW!!!

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The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps are consumed in the U.S. annually (that's over 1 billion per day with an annual cost to U.S. retailers of approximately $4 billion - which is passed on to consumers in higher prices. Plastic bags DO NOT biodegrade, they photo-degrade (breaking into smaller and smaller pieces); a process that takes up to 1000 years. Hundreds of thousands of Sea Turtles, Whales and Marine Mammals die every year from ingesting plastic bags which contain poisonous toxins. Less than 5% of plastic bags are recycled; in fact it is more expensive to recycle plastic bags than to produce new ones. We must ban the use of harmful plastic bags, especially as there are simple ready alternatives such as reusable bags. This convenience is contaminating the oceans, the life force of this planet. This is a simple change which will have dramatically positive results for our planet.

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6 days ago
Agnes N. from North Las Vegas, NV signed.
February 14, 2017
Tahaani S. from Brooklyn, NY signed.
February 9, 2017
Someone from Battle Creek, MI signed.
January 27, 2017
Diane S. from Traverse City, MI writes:
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Please, please, please. For the good of our planet and 7 generations forward.
January 27, 2017
Margaret M. from Seattle, WA writes:
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I hope that one day my children will scoff at the idea that there were bags available for customers at stores. We are all responsible enough to bring our own. But the end of plastic bag use is the first and most important step!
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Someone from Ashburn, VA writes:
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Please ban them. Extinction is forever.
2 months ago
Jaime C. from Burleson, TX writes:
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Harmful and unnecessary use ofbplastic that will be around for thousands of years.
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BreeAnna H. from Duvall, WA signed.
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Jordynn L. from Carlisle, PA signed.
November 8, 2016
Blake H. from Seattle, WA signed.