Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Victory!! Abby Goldberg,12, "Don't Let Big Plastic Bully Me"

They say children is the Hope of the World. Everytime I see Severn Susuki in Youtube, the girl who silenced the world in 5 minutes delivers her message I always ended up crying. I cry because I will be leaving the world to my children a World in destruction.

 Once again I cried, not for Severn speech but for Abby Goldberg, a 12 year old who secured 170,000 plus signatures for a  gubernatorial veto on her Change.org petition "Don't Let Big Plastic Bully Me!" which opposes a bill to required plastic bag manufacturers to set up recycling programs, but at the expense of municipal liberties to ban plastic bags altogether.

“I'm 12, so I've gotten that reaction: ‘She's 12, what can she do?'" Abby previously explained to the Chicago Sun-Times. "You can make a difference no matter how old you are."

The grayslake resident was surprised by Governor Pat Quinn last Saturday that he supported her petition.

"I was so excited," the Prairie Crossing Charter School eighth-grader told the Chicago Tribune Sunday. "I thanked him so many times."

The proposed law would have required manufacturers to set up recycling clearance programs, and set a goal to increase the recycling rate by 12 percent by 2015,but it would hinder retail stores to using only registered manufacturers' products and ban local municipalities from enacting their own plastic bag laws.

On Sunday, Quinn formally vetoed the proposed law, saying that it limited local municipalities and pushing back against claims from the Illinois Manufacturers Association that called the bill an opportunity for Illinois to become a national leader in recycling Rubbish Clearance London

“While well-intentioned, this legislation is a roadblock to innovation that would do little to boost recycling in Illinois,” Quinn said in a news release. “We can do better.”

While well-intentioned, this legislation is a roadblock to innovation that would do little to boost recycling in Illinois. We can do better," Quinn said in a statement. "Let's not tie the hands of innovative Illinois municipalities that are laboratories of reform for Illinois."


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