Demand a Nationwide Ban on Styrofoam

styrofoam-by-alvimann

Target: President Barack Obama

Goal: Enact a national ban on the use of Styrofoam products for the good of the environment.

An architecture program recently moved to ban Styrofoam in the use of its models. This is one of many recent campaigns to eliminate the plastic for the health of both people and the planet. Demand that the president take a stand against this harmful pollutant and ban Styrofoam nationally.

The U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that extensive exposure to polystyrene, the material that makes up Styrofoam, can produce “headaches, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, malaise, difficulty in concentrating, and a feeling of intoxication.” In addition, Styrofoam takes approximately five centuries to biodegrade. In the meantime, it pollutes landfills and endangers animals that ingest it.

Styrofoam alternatives exist in abundance. They can achieve the same effect as Styrofoam while not harming the environment and its inhabitants. Sign below and demand that President Obama enact a national ban on polystyrene products.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

Styrofoam is now considered the main component of marine debris. It takes up to five centuries to biodegrade and harms the planet, animals, and even people along the way. We demand that you ban Styrofoam nationally.

OSHA reports that the manufacture of Styrofoam causes “headaches, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, malaise, difficulty in concentrating, and a feeling of intoxication” in humans. It litters landfills and oceans and kills animals prone to eating it.

With Earth Day approaching, we must reexamine how we treat our planet. Take a stand and ban this harmful pollutant.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Alvimann

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