Plastic Pollution Petition

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Humans discard so much plastic that it’s like a garbage truck full of waste is being dumped into the ocean every single minute. We need to ban the worst forms of single-use plastic and stem the tide of pollution. Ask your governor to ban polystyrene foam in your state.

Humans discard so much plastic that it’s like a garbage truck full of waste is being dumped into the ocean every single minute. We need to ban the worst forms of single-use plastic and stem the tide of pollution. Ask your governor to ban polystyrene foam in your state.

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(You will need to choose your home state in the signing)

Seabird parents lovingly care for their babies, flying out to sea every day to find enough food for their young. But sometimes, no matter how much they feed their chicks, the babies fail to thrive. They grow up lighter, with shorter bills and wings. Some develop kidney problems. Some die

Why? Because the ocean is so full of trash that seabird parents are feeding plastic garbage to their babies instead of actual food.1 Humans discard so much plastic that it’s as though a garbage truck full of waste is being dumped into the ocean every single minute.2

Birds aren’t the only ones impacted: Plastic is showing up in our bodies, too. It’s clear that we simply need to stop using so much plastic.

If you care about stopping the tide of plastic flowing into our environment, here’s how to help: Ask your governor to ban polystyrene foam — one of the worst forms of plastic pollution — in your state.

Polystyrene foam, which most of us call Styrofoam, is particularly bad for the environment because it never truly degrades. It just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces that animals can easily mistake for food.

We use polystyrene foam cups and containers for only a few minutes before throwing them away — but those same cups and containers go on to threaten the environment for hundreds of years.

We don’t need it. It hurts the planet. It’s time to ban it.

Ask your governor to support a ban on polystyrene foam in your state.

The time is right to go all in to support a ban on polystyrene foam. We know we can win: Our sister groups Environment Maine and Environment Maryland led the charge to pass bans on polystyrene in their states last year — the very first bans of their type in the nation.

Together, we can put wildlife over waste and put a stop to one of the worst forms of plastic pollution in states across the country.

Send a message to your governor today.

 

Thank you,

Wendy Wendlandt
Acting President

P.S. Our work to defend the environment can’t stop and won’t stop in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll keep advocating on your behalf — at a safe social distance — for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate.

1. Jason Daley, “Eating Even One Piece of Plastic Has Health Consequences for Baby Seabirds,” The Smithsonian, August 5, 2019.
2. “Our planet is drowning in plastic pollution,” UN Environment, last accessed March 12, 2020.
3. Sarah Gibbens, “You eat thousands of bits of plastic every year,” National Geographic, June 5, 2019.

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