Tell Congress: Ban Plastic Kitchenware!

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For every 1000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to Congress, urging them to draft a new law requiring disposable kitchenware to be biodegradable.

This month, France became the first country to ban plastic silverware, plates, and cups. Companies who produce these products will have until 2020 to make sure their products are biodegradable.

It is time for the United States to follow suit. 

Plastic has become a huge problem for the earth. It takes an incredible amount of time to break down, causing high levels of plastic pollution all over the world, including places not normally inhabited by humans

Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century. 50 percent of plastic we use once and throw away. It is time for this to change.

Help us tell Congress to follow France’s lead and ban all plastic kitchenware.


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  • doug krause
  • Nancy K Merrick
  • Kir Ing
  • Sílvio Teixeira
  • dennis nagel
  • Stephanie Remington
  • Diana Hawkins
  • Plastic kitchenware is convenient and cheap, BUT is a huge non-biodegradable pollution to the earth and its oceans. It has made people lazy not having to wash it and just disposing it. A little care and concern for our planet should be an easy trade-off to help keep this waste issue in check.
  • We will send a letter to Congress, urging them to draft a new law requiring disposable kitchenware to be biodegradable.
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  • bernard hochendoner
  • We will send a letter to Congress, urging them to draft a new law requiring disposable kitchenware to be biodegradable.

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