To Village of Lynbrook: Mayor Alan C. Beach, Trustee Michael N. Hawxhurst, Trustee Hilary H. Becker, Trustee Ann Marie Reardon
As a resident, shopper, or visitor to Lynbrook, New York, I ask the Village of Lynbrook, NY to create a Reusable Bag Ordinance. It could eliminate plastic checkout bags at most retailers, with a small fee on recycled paper, or a fee on all checkout bags. As a premiere place to live, shop, and visit, Lynbrook should lead on this issue and join other Long Island municipalities, like Long Beach and Suffolk County, who have similar reusable bag legislation.
To protect our waters and environment, I pledge to bring my own reusable bags instead!
Sign the petition! Just Bring Your Own Bag Lynbrook to eliminate Single Use plastic and the pollution it creates in Nassau County, NY.
Residents of Nassau County discard 450,000,000 (450 Million) single-use checkout bags into our environment EVERY YEAR.
Americans use 190,000 plastic bags every minute(*Wall Street Journal=100 Billion bags per year). These are single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is “away?”
When you realize that the average use-life of a single use plastic bag is just 12 minutes of "convenience", and it will then remain in the environment everafter, you see we have an obligation to recognize we've made a mistake as a society, stop doing it , and change.
Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health?
They are polluting our open spaces, our waterways, our storm drains; costing our municipalities to deal with this unnecessary waste, leeching chemicals into groudwater and harming wildlife in the process.
How do we change?
The fact is: It's actually easy. Switch to reusable bags. One reusable bag eliminates 1000 plastic bags!
Support our campaign to make plastic and other single-use checkout bag pollution a thing of the past.