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To: Craig Jelinek and the Kirkland Signature

Costco needs to ditch plastic packaging

Costco needs to ditch plastic packaging

Costco Wholesale Corporations is the second largest retailer in the world. If you are one to commonly shop at Costco, you may have noticed the several layers of plastic packaging. To protect our planet and our future, Costco needs to rid its brand of plastic packaging and find a compostable or more sustainable material.

Why is this important?

Plastic containers like pop bottles can be recycled, they cannot be recycling infinitely. When plastic is recycled it requires "virgin plastic" to be turned into a new pop bottle. The other kind of plastic, the kind that you find wrapped around packages or what your produces comes in, is not recyclable. Additionally, the production of plastic has immense environmental impacts. According to the World Economic Forum, about 4-8% of annual global oil consumption is associated with plastics. In 2015, the CIEL reported that manufacturing polyethylene plastics are responsible for 184.3 to 213 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is about as much as 45 million passenger vehicles emit during one year. The data is clear; plastic is bad for our planet.


Reasons for signing

  • we have the ability to make our world a better place why would we not. The generations behind us will remember all the great we did. Wouldn't you like to say the same of the ones before us
  • Please reopen all schools, bars & restaurants, shops & malls, personal services, parks & recreation centers, Sports spectators, activities and large parties & gatherings, weddings & marriages and other services. Economy & Jobs, Religious Facilities, Live Entertainment. Returning back to all cities, countries and all states around the world. Road to reopening your small businesses and economy recovery, Reopen all indoor & outdoor dining, slowly getting things back to normal.
  • I stopped buying fruit & veg at Costco because of the awful plastic 'clamshells'.

Updates

2021-11-01 13:05:25 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-09-24 22:51:59 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-09-24 13:04:19 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-09-24 11:19:37 -0400

10 signatures reached

2021-09-23 13:52:24 -0400

Also check out a petition at change.org started by 11 year-old, Aniela. https://www.change.org/p/costco-costco-please-stop-using-so-much-excess-plastic-packaging?signed=true