500 signatures reached
To: Vancouver City Council
Ban plastic bags in Vancouver
Pass a by-law to ban stores from selling single-use plastic bags.
Why is this important?
Right now, Canadians are using over 9 BILLION plastic bags every year - that's enough bags to circle the Earth more than 55 times.  We need to ban plastic bags now!
Plastic in our oceans is having devastating effects on marine life, and plastic bags that break down into microplastics are making their way into the fish and shellfish that we eat, and the water that we drink. 
Canadian cities like Montreal and Victoria have already passed bylaws to prevent stores from selling single-use plastic bags -- it's time for cities and towns across Canada to do the same.  
If we don't take action to cut down our plastic waste, by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Sign the petition now, and demand that plastic bags be banned.