Dear Whole Foods CEO Jason Buechel,
We, the undersigned, urge Whole Foods to eliminate single-use plastic packaging. We need to turn off the tap on the 8 million tons of plastic pollution that enter the ocean each year, and Whole Foods can play a leading role by eliminating single-use plastic packaging from its stores.
In our lakes, rivers, and oceans, plastic pollution threatens marine wildlife. It’s estimated that 90% of seabirds are ingesting plastic now, and nearly every single one will be eating it by 2050. This can cause organ failure, starvation, and death.
If we’re going to protect ocean ecosystems, we need companies like yours to make bold, concrete commitments to reduce and ultimately eliminate single-use plastic packaging. By eliminating single-use plastic packaging from its stores, Whole Foods can establish itself as an environmental leader and set an example for others in the industry to follow.