The National Geographic is circulated to over 4 million people in the United States every year . When I receive my magazine each month in the mail it breaks my heart to see it packaged in plastic, knowing that the only option is to throw the bag away.
Currently, National Geographic subscriptions create an incredible amount of single-use plastic waste that ends up in our landfills, green spaces, waterways, and oceans. National Geographic's mission is "to inspire people to care about the planet" but that conflicts with their business practice of creating needless waste that lasts for more than a lifetime. National Geographic even has a pledge on their site asking children to stop using plastic. Sign the petition today and urge them to honor their own mission and end the use of plastic packaging.