Chicago City Council
United States of America

Plastic bags pose a serious danger to birds and marine mammals that often mistake them for food. Thousands die each year after swallowing or choking on discarded plastic bags.

The issue is that polyethylene - the polymer that makes up plastic - never dies. It may break into smaller pieces, right down to the individual polyethylene molecules, but it simply doesn't fully degrade.

Finally, producing plastic bags requires millions of gallons of petroleum that could be used for transportation or heating.

We, the undersigned, call on the City Council of Chicago to eliminate plastic carry out bags from retailers that are larger then 5,000 Square feet.

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The Eliminate Plastic Bags petition to Chicago City Council was written by Camilo and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.