Demand Traveling Museum Cease Plastic Pollution

Target: Maryellis Bunn, Director of The Museum of Ice Cream

Goal: Remove the plastic sprinkle exhibit from The Museum of Ice Cream.

Tiny plastic “sprinkles” from The Museum of Ice Cream are finding their way out of the exhibit and into the waterways of cities that the exposition has visited. These tiny pieces of plastic are part of an interactive exhibit that invites visitors to bathe in a pool of “sprinkles.” As a result, these plastic pieces are carried out on people’s skin, clothes, and hair. It’s these tiny pieces of plastic that cause environmental issues as fish, birds, and wildlife often mistake them for food. In this case, the potential environmental harm seems even more senseless than other plastic pollution: unlike plastic bottles and bags, these plastic sprinkles serve no purpose except to provide a background for selfies that end up on social media.

Although The Museum of Ice Cream has addressed environmental concern over the plastic sprinkles, they have not announced any formal plan to remove the plastic from their museum. Sign this petition to demand that Maryellis Bunn, Director of The Museum of Ice Cream, remove the plastic from the exhibit.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Bunn,

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic waste is dumped into oceans. Most of this plastic is made up of functional items: bottles, bags, and packaging. However, the plastic sprinkles from The Museum of Ice Cream have recently been identified as another source of plastic pollution.

These sprinkles, which are only used as a backdrop for selfies and a way to connect with a millennial customer base, pose an incredibly preventable environmental hazard. I urge you to remove these plastic sprinkles from your exhibit.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Cjfrey

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2 Comments

  1. gen agustsson says:

    plastic should have been banned.

  2. Well, there’s something non – educational and environmentally harmful.

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