Target: Malia Cohen, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Goal: Praise San Francisco for making their restaurants more ecologically friendly.
San Francisco has approved a ban on the use of plastic straws in all restaurants and has mandated that plastic utensils only be provided upon request. These changes have been needed for a long time, particularly the ban on plastic straws due to the increasing amounts of plastic pollution over the years.
Plastic is one of the least biodegradable materials in the world, with its chemicals making their way into the water and soil for animals to ingest. Plastic particles choke the soil, preventing the roots of plants and trees from absorbing nutrients. For years, restaurants have handed out millions of unnecessary plastic straws and utensils, which go unused and end up in landfills.
This is a much-needed step in the fight to end plastic pollution. If even one city can make one ban, no matter how small, we are on our way to a cleaner future. Sign this petition to thank San Francisco’s board of supervisors for making these changes to the city’s restaurants.
Dear President Cohen,
Your approval of a ban on plastic straws, in addition to other changes in San Francisco’s restaurants, is much appreciated, and one we have been needing for quite some time. Millions of unused plastic straws end up in landfills to contaminate the soil and the water, leading to the ingestion of plastic particles by wildlife. The same goes for plastic utensils, which in the past has been given out automatically with takeout orders.
The fight to end plastic pollution is an ongoing one, especially as we realize the extent of the damage done by even the smallest plastic particles. San Francisco may be only one city, but every step is an important one. Thank you for banning both the use of plastic straws and the automatic handout of plastic eating utensils.
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Photo Credit: Horia Varlan