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Help me reach 100,000 signatures!

I started a petition, not as the owner of The Paper Party Bag Shop but as a person trying to make the right choices when buying online for myself and my family. If you agree please like and share. 

As a busy mother I am fed up with trying to make well intended purchases online thinking they are plastic free only for them to arrive in unnecessary plastic packaging. I bought two soaps in cardboard boxes from an online supermarket recently only for them to arrive in a thick outer plastic bag.

The current online shopping process currently runs smoothly and is easy to update with new products/product information. It would be so easy for a couple of lines more copy to be written on the product pages about the packaging so consumers could make better informed decisions.

For busy people who don't have the time to shop in person for the most environmental option, making this compulsory would be a great step in the right direction.

Please help! Sign here: 

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/278312

 

EDIT:

I received the following email and sadly this petition has now ended.

 

Because of the General Election, the closing date for your petition has changed. All petitions now have to close at 00:01am on 6 November. This is because Parliament will be dissolved, which means all parliamentary business – including petitions – will come to an end until after the election. This means the petitions site will be closed and people will not be able to start or sign petitions.

We’re sorry we weren’t able to give you more notice that this would happen.

Your petition will be available for people to read on the site even though it will be closed for signatures. Your petition can’t be reopened after the election. You are very welcome to start your petition again when the site reopens after the election, but we can’t transfer signatures to your new petition.

The Government can’t respond to petitions during the election period. This means if your petition has over 10,000 signatures, it can’t receive a response from the current Government after 5 November. After the election, the new Government will have to decide whether it wants to respond to petitions from before the election.

The current Petitions Committee, the group of MPs who decide whether petitions are debated, won’t exist after 6 November. This means that if your petition has over 100,000 signatures, it can’t be scheduled for debate during this Parliament. After the election, there will be a new Petitions Committee, and they will be responsible for deciding which petitions are debated.

The petitions site will open again after the election, but at the moment we don’t know exactly when. You can follow us on Twitter @HoCPetitions for updates, or check back on the petitions site for news if you prefer.

Ahead of the General Election on 12 December, make sure you’re registered to vote. You can check whether you’re eligible to vote and find out how to register at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 26 November.


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