Banish the Plastic bag!
25th August 2011
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Deal's Amber Bytheway has launched a National E-Gov petition to ban the use of plastic bags - You can help make this a reality - Amber needs 100,000 supporters in the next 12 months:

Banish the Plastic Bags

17 billion plastic bags a year are given to British consumers. The average Briton accepts 5 times a weeks. 200 million tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide and 10% ends up in the ocean. When plastic bags get into the ocean they can entangle, suffocate and even kill marine animals. Plastic doesn't biodegrade, it just breaks up into smaller pieces. The number of plastic bags issued by UK supermarkets in the past year has risen by 333 million. Plastic bags are becoming a big problem and there are better solutions! Instead we should have reusable cotton bags/recyclable paper bags/biodegradable starch based bags. Banish the bags and go with reusable/biodegradable ones instead! If we want to cut the amount of waste sent to landfill this is the big step forward...

You can sign the petition at the Government E-Petition site-    or go to Deal With It's blog at  and click on sign here.

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