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#BreakFreeFromPlastic

Urge local food retailers to phase out single-use plastic packaging.

Our world is choking on throwaway plastic. The equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic enters our oceans every minute, every day, all year long. This is not only a health hazard and public nuisance but also impacts marine life, fisheries and tourism.

We’re producing more and more throwaway plastic, which we don’t really need. Recycling schemes are failing to keep up. Plastic pollution is transforming our seas into the biggest waste dump in the world.

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Campaigns (20)

  • Nairobi
    NAIROBI, KE: NAIVAS STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
    For far too long, big corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives when we buy their products. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers. But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled. It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic. WE ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR USAGE TO STOP THE DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS! The more that businesses move toward biodegradable or reusable alternatives, the cheaper they will become, and the less plastic makes its way into the environment.
    25 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Rose Gathii
  • DRC: NON À LA COMMERCIALISATION DE L'EAU EN SACHETS ET NON AUX EMBALLAGES EN PLASTICS.
    Nous pensons que la gestion de déchets afférents à ces plastics et sachets reste à désirer en ce sens que : - Pas de structure de ramassage et de destruction, - Ces sachets et plastics détériorent la qualité de notre sol en réduisant sa productivité, - Ces sachets et plastics ternissent l'image du pays et polluent notre environnement . - Nos eaux et nos sources souffrent de la pollution de ces sachets et plastics, - Ces sachets et plastics sont des lieux de prédilection pour les moustiques et autres insectes ...
    12 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Adonis NDAMRICH
  • NIGERIA: STOP SINGLE -USE-PLASTIC SACHET WATER PRODUCERS
    When you walk along the streets of major cities in Nigeria,you will understand why these "pure water" manufacturers must stop single-use-plastic sachets. The disgusting state of our streets and neighborhoods is a good example to ban these "pure water" sachets. Tonnes of sachet plastics end up in our streets, waterways, parks all over the country which lead to extremely unhealthy and unhygienic environment for conducive healthy living. This has turned most neighborhoods in our major cities like refuge dumps. Furthermore these plastic sachets end up as litter and pollution all over the country which eventually finds its way in the ocean, this too is dangerous for Marine creatures.
    83 of 100 Signatures
    Created by John Abumchukwu
  • Johannesburg
    JOHANNESBURG, SA: FISHAWAYS BREAK AWAY FROM PLASTIC
    We try to recycle and reuse the unnecessary amount of plastic packaging that comes standard with our food but the truth is that Single-use plastics are filling up our oceans and killing marine life around the globe. Plastic is the most common element that is found in the ocean. It is harmful for the environment as it does not get break down easily and is often considered as food by marine animals. One hundred thousand sea mammals are killed in the ocean by pollution each year. There is an island of garbage twice the size of Texas inside the Pacific Ocean: the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California is the largest oceanic garbage site in the entire world. There, the number of floating plastic pieces outnumbers total marine life six to one in the immediate vicinity. Plastic debris can absorb toxic chemicals from ocean pollution, therefore poisoning whatever eats it. In fact, plastic pollution is one of the most serious threats to the ocean. Plastic does not degrade; instead, it breaks down into progressively smaller pieces, but never disappears. They then attract more debris. It poses a significant health threat to the various sea creatures, and to the entire marine ecosystem. Overall, plastic is the number one source of pollution in the ocean. Plastic is not only harmful to the marine life but it has been found in our drinking water as well as salt. Plastic is making its way into the food we eat and when plastic is heated it releases120 different cancer causing chemicals. We have been blessed with this beautiful earth and it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to do our part in preserving and protecting our earth and each other.
    440 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Miriam Patel Picture
  • Nairobi
    NAIROBI, KE: JAVA HOUSE STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
    On the surface, Java House seems very progressive in their efforts to be environmentally friendly, however, we have noted a few more items that you need to let go of to make a genuine impact. For far too long, big corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives when we buy their products. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers. But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled. It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic. WE ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR USAGE TO STOP THE DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS! The more that businesses move toward biodegradable or reusable alternatives, the cheaper they will become, and the less plastic makes its way into the environment.
    321 of 400 Signatures
    Created by Janet Chemitei
  • Johannesburg
    JOHANNESBURG, SA: KFC STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
    With a total of 840 stores nationwide...its time you Keep Fingers Clean. A look around the polluted environment surrounding any KFC branch is all that is needed to understand why it is important for your business to become single-use plastic free. For far too long, big corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives when we buy their products. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers. But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled. It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic. The disgusting state of our streets and neighbourhoods is one blaring example of why. Tonnes of plastic end up in trash bins and parks all over the city which lead to extremely unhealthy and unhygienic environment for conducive healthy living. The plastic cups, straws and plastic sachets are non recycable and end up as litter and pollution all over the country which eventually finds its way in the ocean.
    248 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Hasina Kooreyshi Picture
  • CAPE TOWN, SA: WOOLWORTHS SA STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
    For far too long, big corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives when we buy their products. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers. But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled. It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic. WE ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR USAGE TO STOP THE DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS! The more that businesses move toward biodegradable or reusable alternatives, the cheaper they will become, and the less plastic makes its way into the environment.
    391 of 400 Signatures
    Created by Janine Tilley
  • Nairobi
    NAIROBI, KE: KFC, COMMIT ALL THE WAY! STOP SINGLE-USE PLASTIC.
    KFC may make use of several alternatives to plastic, but we want you to go all the way plastic-free! Plastic is a public nuisance and environmental nightmare - blocking Nairobi drainage, filling landfill sites, and making our surroundings look ugly and unpleasant. Even our government is taken bold steps against it, and we want you to follow suit. For far too long, big corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives when we buy their products. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers. But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled. It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic. WE ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR USAGE TO STOP THE DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS! The more that businesses move toward biodegradable or reusable alternatives, the cheaper they will become, and the less plastic makes its way into the environment.
    131 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Iman Bashir
  • Nairobi
    NAIROBI, KE: DASANI STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
    As one of the leading bottled water company in Kenya, we would like Dasani to diverse from using plastic bottles as they are a menace not only to our environment but to also to every citizen who has to suffer from the effects of plastic pollution. Don't be among the companies that contribute to the blockage of our drainage system especially during the rainy season causing floods in the city. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers.But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled. WE ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR USAGE TO STOP THE DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS! The more that businesses move toward biodegradable or reusable alternatives, the cheaper they will become, and the less plastic makes its way into the environment.
    1,042 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Erastus Wayne
  • Durban
    DURBAN, SA: NANDOS STOP USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
    For far too long, big corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives when we buy their products. We have been told that recycling and better waste management are the answers. But, we know that over 90% of plastic has not been recycled. It’s time for corporations to move away from single-use plastic. WE ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR USAGE TO STOP THE DEMAND FOR THESE ITEMS! The more that businesses move toward biodegradable or reusable alternatives, the cheaper they will become, and the less plastic makes its way into the environment.
    123 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Caz Karssing Picture
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