Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission and Governor Charlie Christ
United States of America

“Data released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency shows that somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year.”

-National Geographic News September 2, 2003

“Plastic bags account for over 10 percent of the debris washed up on the U.S. coastline.”

-National Marine Debris Monitoring Program

If just 1 out of 5 people in our country used a Bio bag we would save 1,330,560,000,000 bags over our life time.

A study in 1975, showed oceangoing vessels together dumped 8 million pounds of plastic annually. The real reason that the world's landfills weren't overflowing with plastic was because most of it ended up in an ocean-fill.

Ireland took the lead in Europe, taxing plastic bags in 2002 and have now reduced plastic bag consumption by 90%

- BBC News August 20, 2002

China will save 37 million barrels of oil each year due to their ban of free plastic bags

- CNN.com/asia January 9, 2008

Reducing plastic bags will decrease foreign oil dependency.

Bangladesh, China, Ireland, Rwanda, Israel, western India, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Taiwan, and Singapore have also banned or are moving toward banning the plastic bag.

- PlanetSave.com February 16, 2008

Hello, this petition was started by a 7th grade class and are trying to make a proposal to Governor Charlie Christ and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

So please sign this petition for the sake of our planet.

Every step counts.

Our class has moved on to the state competition and we need more signatures so please refer to friends!

We can make a change!

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The Ban Plastic Bags in FL and U.S.A. petition to Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission and Governor Charlie Christ was written by Megan and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.