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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  • Kate Otte
    signed 2016-10-18 16:07:19 -0400
  • Michel Saewert
    signed 2016-10-18 16:05:01 -0400
  • Gregory Conant
    signed 2016-10-18 15:58:45 -0400
    Please do whatever you can to limit the usage of plastic bags in our city and vote against this bill. There is no reason to continue to allow these bags to be so widespread given how many better alternatives there are nowadays.
  • Katelyn Haas
    signed 2016-10-18 15:58:05 -0400
  • Robert Baldry
    signed 2016-10-18 15:57:30 -0400
  • Zachary Hartman
    signed 2016-10-18 15:53:58 -0400
  • Annabelle Salle
    signed 2016-10-18 15:50:20 -0400
  • Dorothy Mejia-Smith
    signed 2016-10-18 15:49:53 -0400
  • Shani Ferguson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-18 15:47:51 -0400
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  • Shani Ferguson
    @Ratphooey tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-18 15:47:49 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition: Harrisburg: Don’t Go To Bat For Big Litter http://www.5thsq.org/petition_big_litter?recruiter_id=442971
  • Shani Ferguson
    signed 2016-10-18 15:47:38 -0400
  • Amanda Gillern
    signed 2016-10-18 15:40:12 -0400
    No more trash
  • Thaddeus Konicki
    signed 2016-10-18 15:35:05 -0400
  • Julian Bender
    signed 2016-10-18 15:32:37 -0400
  • Will Fenton
    signed 2016-10-18 15:31:56 -0400
  • Michelle Burke
    signed 2016-10-18 15:28:38 -0400
  • Kristina Furia
    signed 2016-10-18 15:27:45 -0400
  • Greg Maughan
    signed 2016-10-18 15:27:23 -0400
  • Patrick Kerr
    signed 2016-10-18 15:26:27 -0400
  • Joseph Kelly
    signed 2016-10-18 15:24:46 -0400
  • Bob Davis
    signed 2016-10-18 15:24:27 -0400
    We such a problem in our neighborhood. The bags go down the storm drains and if not clogging up the drains and causing basements to be flooded, then out to the river and ocean killing or wildlife. The bags need to stop.
  • Timothy Dych
    signed 2016-10-18 15:23:09 -0400
  • Erin Thornton Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-18 15:22:35 -0400
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  • Erin Smith
    signed 2016-10-18 15:22:09 -0400
  • Katie Monroe
    signed 2016-10-18 15:21:40 -0400
  • Joe McDonald
    signed 2016-10-18 15:20:24 -0400
  • Chris Price
    signed 2016-10-18 15:19:50 -0400
  • Kelly Petersen
    signed 2016-10-18 15:19:38 -0400
  • Mary Ruzzo
    signed 2016-10-18 15:15:46 -0400
  • Emily Morton-Owens
    signed 2016-10-18 15:13:38 -0400