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Sign the pledge to reduce your plastic usage.

Over the past 50 years, the use and disposal of plastic has increased dramatically, causing a world-wide pollution issue. The use of plastic is attractive because it is lightweight, strong, water-resistant and inexpensive, but it is coming at a very high cost. It is estimated that at this rate, by 2050, we are expected to accumulate more plastic than fish by weight. Over a third of plastic packaging does not make it to a collection system and ends up polluting oceans and clogging infrastructure.

The degrading process for plastic is extremely slow, and the majority of the world’s glutinous consumption of plastic has led to the over pollution of our lands and oceans. When plastic breaks down into smaller particles, it’s toxins and material are consumed by animals, contaminating food chains and environments.

There are ways to help reduce your plastic usage:

  1. Use less disposable plastics
  2. Avoid microbeads
  3. Purchase items secondhand
  4. Recycle
  5. Support and encourage bag taxes or bans
  6. Buy in bulk
  7. Bring your own bags and containers while shopping or dining
  8. Reuse durable, non-toxic plastic for as long as you can
  9. Put pressure on manufacturers and governments to help make change



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This is the petition as it will be sent to the recipients with your signatures attached.

Sincerely yours,

NationofChange and our readers, whose signatures are attached.

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Elizabeth

signed 19 hours ago

Its time that the manufacturers start to take responsibility for the unlimited use of plastic. Does everything have to be encased in it !!!!

Facundo

signed 20 hours ago

Cheryl

signed 21 hours ago

I'm signing because I want to hold myself accountable and get others to do the same.

Cristina

signed 22 hours ago

Brian

signed 1 day ago

I'm disgusted with the amount of plastic we are generating and not recycling.