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Styrofoam is dangerous for the OCEAN, support Surfing Clean Water

196 Signatures Goal: 250

This petition asks supports of Surfing Clean Water to stop using styrofoam ice chests, they are not biodegradeable and cause major harm to the environment. They are often left behind at the beach, which then eventually end up in the ocean. We ask you, the merchant to stop using Styrofoam(polystyrene) hot drink cups, food containers, packing material, and most important of all, styrofoam ice-chests. Here are just a few of the reasons why styrofoam ice-chests pollute the ocean: 1. Toxic chemicals leach out of these products into the food that they contain. These chemicals threaten human health and reproductive systems. 2. These products are made with petroleum, a non-sustainable, heavily polluting and disappearing commodity. 3. The product does not biodegrade. It crumbles into fragments that have no expiration date. 3. A certain percentage of product will be dumped in the environment, persisting on land indefinitely as litter and breaking up into pieces that choke and clog animal digestive systems in waterways. 4. The product takes up more space in landfills than does paper and eventually will re-enter the environment when landfills are breached by water or mechanical forces. 5. Foam recycling is a public relations stunt, promoted by the chemical industries that manufacture it. This is done in highly centralized, distant facilities using complex chemical processes and expends far more energy than is ever saved by recycling the material. Until you stop using/distributing/selling styrofoam products, we will spread the word throughout our community and stop giving you our business. Thank you, Surfing Clean Water activists www.SurfingCleanWater.com

Sponsor

Surfing Clean Water is dedicted to transforming the way individuals view the ocean and its current state. http://www.SurfingCleanWater.com

Links

Wonderful site about consumerism: http://www.verdant.net/nofoam.htm The Myth of recyclability: http://www.ecologycenter.org/iptf/recycling/PSrecycle.html Dangerous health risks: http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Plasticizers/Out-Of-Diet-PG5nov03.htm Styrofoam Alternatives: National Starch Eco-Foam Ocean Activists www.surfingcleanwater.com www.oceana.org www.surfrider.org
  • Nicole
    Nicole United States, Cerritos
    Aug 19, 2015
    Aug 19, 2015
    We have all suffered from the mass amounts of toxic waste that is dumped into the oceans daily. What is WORSE, is that we are not only doing this to ourselves, and our oceans, but we are creating tragedy that will affect GENERATIONS TO COME! Everything that lives on this Earth, is alive because of our fragile eco-system. And it's deteriorating rapidly because of everything the corporations force on us. Live minimistically reduce your footprint, save the Earth. It'd be simple if we could just get everyone to care!
  • Bassam Imam
    Bassam Imam Canada, Montr
    Jul 12, 2015
    Jul 12, 2015
    Our océans and all of the living creatures therein are very beautiful and important créations of GOD. If our océans are destroyed or over-polluted all of humanity and the other living beings on this Planet will almost certainly face horrific conséquences.
    As such, we must strive to help clean up and protect the océans of the world before it is too late.
  • Deborah St.Cyr
    Deborah St.Cyr United States, Denton
    Aug 06, 2014
    Aug 06, 2014
    Please find a better product and keep our environment safe!!!
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Signatures

  • 2 weeks ago
    Nicole United States
    2 weeks ago
  • 2 months ago
    Bassam Imam Canada
    2 months ago
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    Deborah St.Cyr
    1 year ago
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    Emily Waterway United States
    2 years ago
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    Bridget United States
    2 years ago
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    shane United States
    3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Jim Littlefield West Coast Environmental Projects Director, Surfers' Environmental Alliance United States
    3 years ago
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    Evan Gannaway United States
    3 years ago
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    Hans Backer United States
    3 years ago
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    Hellen Vargas Aguirre Costa Rica
    4 years ago
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    Hellen Vargas Aguirre Costa Rica
    4 years ago
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    Jan Cole United States
    4 years ago
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    Shastin Snyder United States
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    chantel
    5 years ago
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    Rebekah Fitzsimons New Zealand
    6 years ago
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