Petition: Harrisburg, Don’t Go To Bat For Big Litter

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Plastic bags are one of the biggest sources of litter on our streets and in our rivers, and local officials need more tools to reduce plastic bag litter, not fewer.

But state lawmakers are rushing through a bill that's expected to pass tomorrow that would make it harder for cities to reign in plastic bag waste and keep their streets clean. 

Bill HB 1280 would ban local governments from passing plastic bag fees, which have been proven to reduce plastic bag litter while raising money for local services. 

Sign this petition to tell state lawmakers to vote NO on HB 1280.

We’ll be up front. We like the idea of a plastic bag fee, and we have some advocacy planned around trying to introduce one in Philadelphia next spring.

Whether or not you agree with us about the desirability of a plastic bag fee as an anti-litter measure, this is a debate that Philadelphians deserve to have with each other, and not with grandstanding legislators from upstate who want to stick it to the Big City.  We think it should be up to us, as Philadelphians and as Pennsylvanians, to clean up our own mess.

Anyone who votes for this bill is voting to keep Philly's streets and parks filled with litter, plain and simple. 

If you agree, sign and share this petition on Facebook.

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  • Kasey Toomey
    signed 2016-10-18 17:54:42 -0400
  • Joe Antonellis
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  • Danielle Conyers
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  • Amy Wilson
    signed 2016-10-18 17:43:53 -0400
  • Cindy Bohse
    signed 2016-10-18 17:37:08 -0400
  • Jacqueline DeGroff
    signed 2016-10-18 17:32:51 -0400
  • Luke Butler
    signed 2016-10-18 17:32:19 -0400
  • Rose Kohles
    signed 2016-10-18 17:28:32 -0400
  • Samantha Delpizzo
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  • Stephanie Hampson
    signed 2016-10-18 17:13:58 -0400
  • Benjamin Farnack
    signed 2016-10-18 17:13:43 -0400
  • Paige Wolf
    signed 2016-10-18 17:12:48 -0400
  • Andria Yandura
    signed 2016-10-18 17:06:20 -0400
  • Tiffany Zachry
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  • Rob Kettell
    signed 2016-10-18 17:05:39 -0400
  • Dave Brindley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-18 17:02:57 -0400
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  • Dave Brindley
    signed 2016-10-18 17:02:30 -0400
  • Amy Failing
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  • Emilie Davis Rodan
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    Emilie Davis Rodan
  • Angela Reason
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  • Kyle Carraher
    signed 2016-10-18 16:50:26 -0400
  • Leslie Linnebur
    signed 2016-10-18 16:42:19 -0400
  • Julie Hancher
    signed 2016-10-18 16:40:38 -0400
  • Kevin Fleming
    signed 2016-10-18 16:40:09 -0400
  • Branden Collins
    signed 2016-10-18 16:34:53 -0400
    I can’t believe I have to sign a petition for this. After moving from DC I am highly in favor of a bag tax. It forces the seller and buyer to seriously consider whether a bag is necessary, and in fact, most often it is not. I am opposed to regressive taxes but the low cost of bringing your own bag is not a barrier. After spending a year in Rwanda where plastic bags are not allowed, I would go a step further and eliminate plastic bags all together.
  • Jeff Braff
    signed 2016-10-18 16:21:07 -0400
  • Theodore Lewis
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  • Daniel Matz
    signed via 2016-10-18 16:19:48 -0400
  • Susan Shulman
    signed 2016-10-18 16:14:01 -0400
  • Will Herzog
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