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Plastic Bag Ban (Petition-Signing)

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Help us eliminate single use plastic carry out bags in Southold Town.

Let's make the East End a more environmentally friendly place for people and animals. Plastic kills 1.5 million marine animals each year. Sea turtles, whales, and seabirds pay for plastic bags with their lives; many species are threatened with extinction. You can give your children a more sustainable Southold Town and a cleaner world. Help pass legislation to eliminate single use plastic bags in Southold Town by signing this petition online:

http://www.change.org/petitions/southold-plastic-bag-ban

 

Or come to the North Fork audubon society headquarters in Greenport to sign the petition in person.

Gigi Gibbons August 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
INCENTIVIZE the bag "ban" as it is done in other countries, notably in Germany, where it works extremely well. Towns should impose a 5 cent or 10 cent fee for each bag, or stores should agree unanimously that they charge 5 to 10 cents per bag. Now the consumer has a CHOICE, to bring his own bag or pay. It is a small amount, but psychologically significant. - It is done in Ikea, Aldi's and perhaps others in the US.
Eva June Roberts-Vazquez November 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I use the bags from stores for garbage. Would this mean buying trash bags? I agree there is a problem with the bags, that seem to never biodegrade, and harm animals. But if it means people are going to buy bags for trash, that won't reduce the number of bags around, at least not for those of us who use them for trash.
BOB PALADIN November 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM
can we ban the yellow bags too
Hope and Change December 03, 2012 at 02:59 PM
YES. THE BAN OF YELLOW PLASTIC GARBAGE BAGS IS LONG OVER DUE!

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