Target: County Commissioner Daniella Levine
Goal: Applaud city for protecting the environment by banning the use and sale of Styrofoam by restaurants and stores.
Miami has made a bold move to protect its beaches and bay by banning the use and sale of Styrofoam in restaurants and stores. Styrofoam can become stuck in the intestines of marine animals and cause severe blockages. It also absorbs some of the most toxic contaminates in the ocean, causing it to be even more harmful when ingested. It is notoriously difficult to recycle Styrofoam, making it a very unsustainable material.
This new ordinance is a great way to fight against ocean and beach pollution. Beachgoers are also banned from using Styrofoam coolers and the ban covers polystyrene items like cups and plates. This could help to encouraged the use of more sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging. Breaking this new rule comes with a hefty fine of $50 for the first offense and $500 for the third infraction.
This one ban could have a huge environmental impact on the heavily populated area. Sign this petition to congratulate Miami on enacting this ban that will help promote the use of sustainable materials and protect the ocean and beaches from being polluted with harmful materials.
Dear Commissioner Levine,
Thank you for working to make our oceans and beaches cleaner by passing a Styrofoam ban in Miami. This measure will help to ensure that ocean wildlife will be protected from a material that takes decades to break down and can be very harmful to marine life.
This ban could work as an example to other cities that want to help encourage the use of more sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging options. Banning Styrofoam could also help the tourist industry in Miami by keeping the beaches pristine.
Keeping the oceans healthy is important in the fight against climate change. Thank for your efforts to keep your beaches beautiful and the oceans free of dangerous debris. Hopefully many other cities will follow your example and become more environmentally friendly.
[Your Name Here]
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