As we consume more petroleum with increased populations it is important to cut out the items that use oil and add to our landfills. The plastic bag is the easiest thing to remove in an effort to achieve that goal.
The plastic bag is rarely recycled, but if recycled only a small percentage of it can be reused. If they don't make it to the trash can they can be seen floating around the streets, stuck in the gutter and making its way to our waterways. The plastic bag is a symbol of our disposable lifestyle and one that we need to move away from as we try to preserve our environment. Please join me in signing this petition to our officials to ban the single use plastic bag within Salt Lake City.