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TAKE ACTION NOW! All Consumer Products Manufacturers in the U.S.: Stop Wasting Over 300 Billion Paper Coupons Every Year

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- 2018 days ago -
Out of the 330 billion paper coupons that are printed in the U.S. over 300 billion go to the trash. Now is the time for change.

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Judy C (97)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 2:57 am
Signed. Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 4:48 am
Noted, but I use coupons. Certainly not all, but many.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 4:56 am
signed and noted

Sara Williams (8)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 7:17 am
Gladly signed. Thanks, Cal!

Cynthia Davis (340)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 8:21 am
Signed TY Cal Junk mail is another waste of paper. Insurance Co's. waste allot paper.

Victoria P (113)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 9:30 am
Signed with thanks

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 9:30 am
noted! If companies are willing to honor coupons they put out, why not just give the coupon discount at the point of sale anyways?? Wouldn't this minimize the number of paper coupons printed? We would all like the discounts, no??

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 9:32 am

pam w (139)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 10:18 am
What? You people don't recycle newspaper & ads?

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 10:25 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal. Even though we recycle everything possible, people still find a need to save and use (or throw away expired) coupons. It would be so much easier if businesses could find a less "trashy" way to get people into the store to buy their products. Even if the coupons are online, we have to print them out to use them, which uses more paper. Maybe it's time to get back to hemp paper products. Weeds are so much easier to grow than trees.

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 12:13 pm

Margery Coffey (8)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 12:33 pm
Coupons waste trees. If the manufacturers want to give a price break to consumers just lower their inflated prices. Everyone equally gets the break. Lower prices will bring people to your product.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 12:36 pm
Coupons encourage consumerism for products that most people wouldn't have bought if they hadn't had the coupons in the first place. Consumerism IS killing this planet. We need to encourage people to think carefully and buy only what they need. We need to incentivize reduced consumption.

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 3:41 pm
Noted and signed

. (0)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 5:10 pm
Signed and Noted.

Megan Beery (18)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 5:12 pm
I think I signed it, the website seems to be acting a little funny, will try again later.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 7:18 pm
Signed !

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 7:58 pm
I thought I signed. With 0 supporters shown at that petition I think no signatures are being excepted. I am not going to experiment with Java Scrip as suggested. There is something wrong with that site.

John B (185)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 8:16 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the petition. Signed and noted.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 3:11 am
Signed and noted thanks

Melania P (122)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 11:22 am
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