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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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RECENT SIGNATURES

barr

signed 11 hours ago

I firmly believe that reasonable alternatives are available(including using less and recycling which you have alread or plan to in the futur

Patrice

signed 16 hours ago

I've already started to cut out plastic, I no longer get straws, plastic bags, I look for products that aren't in plastic/etc/etc

Kimberlay

signed 17 hours ago

Plastics MUST go. They NEVER should have been used for any kinds of packaging.

André Henrique

signed 23 hours ago

Andrea

signed 1 day ago

We are choking ourselves off with plastic. It is ubiquitous and frightening. You cannot escape it. Please recycle; use less!