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Plastic Bag Ban in Minneapolis

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Do you get a tinge of anger every time you see someone carrying one of those disposable plastic bags? If so, you are in the right place! Join us as we try to ban these wasteful eco-villains in Minneapolis!

Cities and countries throughout the world are establishing laws that ban the use of plastic bags, and for good reason! Globally, between 500 billion and a trillion are used each year, and the vast majority of these end up in landfills or as litter. Petroleum-based bags don't biodegrade, they photodegrade into smaller and smaller particles, eventually becoming toxins in the environment where they enter the food chain and threaten the planet's biodiversity.

Let's follow San Francisco's lead and be the 2nd city in the US that bans the bags. This would be a strong message for Minneapolis to the rest of the country and world, declaring that we understand our impacts and are committed to finding long-term solutions.


It's pretty evident that we no longer need plastic bags. Alternative solutions are abundant, from stylish reusable totes, biodegradable materials, to recycled paper options. We should follow the example of other cities and countries around the world who have already abolished petro-based bags or initiated tax systems, which are proven to reduce plastic waste by upwards of 90%. Banning plastic bags would be a huge step forward for Minneapolis, not only making its streets cleaner, but also showing the rest of the country that we are serious about creating a green and healthy city.


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