Plastic isn’t just a huge problem because it pollutes the ocean, it’s also a huge problem for the climate. Not only does producing plastic create emissions, but shipping it and disposing of it does too. Plastic even releases greenhouse gases as it degrades over time.
In honor of Plastic Free July, sign the petition below to ask your local grocery store to reduce the amount of single use plastic they use. You can also see Greenpeace’s ranking for different stores’ plastics policies, and consider whether it’s worth switching to a store that gets a better grade.