|Posted by Samanthavessels on June 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM|
Recycle all plastics inside University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL's) Memorial Stadium
Anyone that has gone to see a game in the stadiums has seen the never ending trash piles in each and every row. Foil, plastic, cans, water bottles, and every other type of wrapper exist in these mound of trash in stadiums. But to create a solution for this monumental trash problem, the UNL holds a contract with the student ROTC of the local High School for each game to collect all trash and recyclables left in the stands within seven hours of the conclusion of each game. The past three years, the students of the high school and university have gone to great lengths to conserve and recycle as much material as possible. The petition is created to make recycling of any recyclable material mandatory after every game and so far, only has about one third of the signatures needed.
Require the oil and gas industries to observe the Clean Water Act
Water is the most precious resource we have on our planet. Being as sensitive and necessary it is, it is important for us to fully embrace the Clean Water Act and use it to better our world. This petition says that the oil and gas industries should be required to make a conscious effort to work in compliance with the Clean Water Act. The coal and mining companies should know the consequences of improper mining, fracking, or mountain-top removal. This petition would lead to a cleaner water supply and possibly lower dependency on oil and gasoline.
Ban single-use plastic bags in Humboldt County
Plastic bags end up in our landfills, marine ecosystems, and even in our front lawns! Plastic bags require large amounts of clean water and energy that cannot be replaced. Because of the hazards that plastic bags create, many cities have banned plastic bags. This petition is trying to cut down on the plastic bag use in hope that it will create a less polluted environment and a better use of our resources.
No more plastic toothbrushes, we need more options!
Each year, millions of toothbrushes are found in costal areas and marine ecosystems. Toothbrushes are difficult to break down and last hundreds of years in the landfills. This petition is trying to ban non-biodegradable toothbrushes in hope of a cleaner environment. They list alternative suggestions such as non-plastic bamboo, wooden, and biodegradable toothbrushes. Because toothbrushes are used in our everyday life, it’s important that we make them as environmentally friendly as possible.