Plastic Free Siskiyou County
Petition to Local Siskiyou County Retail Outlets: Please carry more non-plastic products!
As we hear in headlines almost daily, plastic pollution is a world-wide, catastrophic and growing problem for our oceans, other ecosystems, and all of humanity and wildlife.
We, the undersigned, recognize and are deeply concerned about this problem, as well as the fact that our current plastic recycling infrastructure falls far short of effectively addressing the issue. Therefore, in order to reduce our contribution to this global, noxious plastic waste stream, as consumers, we seek to create, purchase and utilize household products which are neither comprised of, nor contain any plastic in their packaging.
We also believe it is important to support our local retailers, rather than purchase online outside of our communities. Thus we request that your store:
1) Remove from your shelves all beverages in single-use, single serving size plastic bottles
2) Offer more products in bulk, such as fresh produce, grains, flours, nuts, etc. and offer reusable natural fiber bags for these products (this also helps avoid food waste, since customers can purchase only the quantities they need)
3) Offer plastic packaging-free household products, such as toiletries, soaps and detergents, cleaning products, etc. (Examples of options are listed below).
Thank you for your careful consideration of this critically important issue!
Suggestions for Non Plastic Product Alternatives:
This list is just a small sample.
Please check recycling.com’s zero waste store for MANY MORE PRODUCTS that are now available for wholesale purchase:
HEALTH AND HYGIENE:
Bambo Earth- shampoo and conditioner bars Duluth Trading-J.R. Liggett's Tea Tree and Hemp Bar Shampoo Voodoo Natural Hair Conditioner Bar Meow meow tweet deodorant cream Medicine of the People- all products Georganics natural toothpaste St James of Lindon shaving cream Raw Elements face and body sunscreen All products from Natural Vegan, including: deodorant, conditioning shampoo bar, lip balm, toothbrush, loofa
Dropps laundry and dishwasher detergent pods Meliora bar dishwashing soap, for hand washing dishes Progreen or Unni compostable trash and storage bags
- Fox Run natural kitchen and general household scrub brushes