Saturday, June 16, 2012

Don’t miss this BIG event…

The Corvallis City Council will vote on the ordinance
  • to ban single-use plastic checkout bags

When: Monday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Fire Station, 400 NW Harrison (public input from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.)

Why: Because – It’s Time. Forty-seven cities and counties in California from Los Angeles to San Francisco have banned single-use plastic checkout bags. Portland and cities across the state are moving forward with their own initiatives. Now is the time for Corvallis to demonstrate similar leadership in support of a sustainable future for all people and our natural environment. 
And, because of the environmental and economic impacts. Plastic bag pollution is in communities throughout the country. Plastic lasts for hundreds of years in our environment and may never biodegrade in the ocean. As a result, it poses a persistent threat to wildlife, killing millions of marine animals like sea turtles and sea birds every year.

Come and join us. Let’s give the Councilors support and let them know we’re ready.

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