Sunday, 2 October 2011

Banish the Plastic Bags

The following has been taken in its entirety from the government e-petition site:

Banish the Plastic Bags

Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

17 billion plastic bags a year are given to British consumers. The average Briton accepts 5 times a weeks. 200 million tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide and 10 % ends up in the ocean. When plastic bags get into the ocean they can entangle, suffocate and even kill marine animals. Plastic doesn't biodegrade, it just breaks up into smaller pieces . The number of plastic bags issued by UK supermarkets in the past year has risen by 333 million. Plastic bags are becoming a big problem and there are better solutions! Instead we should have reusable cotton bags/ recyclable paper bags/biodegradable starch based bags. Banish the bags and go with reusable/ biodegradable ones instead! If we want to cut the amount of waste sent to landfill this is the big step forward.. .

If you are a UK citizen or resident, please sign this petition to the British Government. 100,000 signatures required to get it debated in parliament.

Please sign and share as widely as possible on twitter, facebook, google+ and in real life. Thanks.

1 comment:

  1. PS even the PM thinks to many bags are used (and I don't often agree with him.