Enact Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags


Target: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

Goal: Ban the use of harmful plastic bags.

Arizona has recently come out in favor of plastic bags by disallowing a ban on plastic bags in several cities. Officials claim the ban would prove too costly for both businesses and consumers. Meanwhile, the harmful effects of plastic bags on the environment and wildlife have been largely ignored by the state. Urge Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to overturn this ban and discontinue the use of plastic bags in an effort to protect our precious environment.

Plenty of evidence exists to prove the negative impact of plastic bags on both the environment and wildlife. Many animals will mistakenly ingest plastic bags and inevitably suffer serious health concerns. In addition, plastic bags are not biodegradable and will take many decades to partially decompose while always leaving behind some toxins. These toxins will remain in our oceans and eventually wash up on shore, where humans will also encounter harmful contact.

Several cities have already banned the use of plastic bags, and California and Hawaii have made history by banning their use statewide. Several other cities and states are in the process of attempting to eliminate plastic bags as well.

Please sign this petition to urge Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to ban plastic bags and take a stand for our environment.


Dear Governor Ducey,

Much of the United States is already making a huge effort to create environmentally friendly alternatives to harmful products and toxins negatively effecting our environment. I was disappointed to see Arizona eliminate a ban on plastic bags that could have been a huge step in the right direction for the state and for our country. Please consider overturning this recent decision and ban plastic bags in an effort to protect our environment and wildlife.

The plastic bags that much of Arizona takes for granted have created years of awful destruction to our environment and the wildlife that often fall victim to our carelessness. Enacting a statewide ban on plastic bags would not only prove beneficial for every resident of Arizona, but would set an excellent example for the rest of the country.

Times are changing and plastic bags are quickly becoming outdated. There are several alternatives that can be utilized to protect the environment and ensure we’re all doing our part to maintain the beautiful world we live in.

Please overturn the recent decision to continue the use of plastic bags and take a stand for the environment.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Hi Coral,

    I’m not an Arizona resident, just an environmentalist interested in plastic pollution issues. Suggestion – make a new petition to the governor asking that he not sign Bill 1241?



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