A petition by shoppers is asking Target Corporation to stop using plastic bags at all their locations including the Sturgeon Bay store. The Associated Press reported that more than 455,000 signatures were to be delivered to the Minnesota headquarters Thursday which is considered one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Wayne Kudick of Fish Creek who is a local environmental activist says it’s huge if Target follows through on the petition request.
Kudick says Wisconsin has a law that prevents local municipalities from imposing ordinances that prohibit the use of plastics by businesses. He says plastics bags can clog up machines used for recycling as well as stay in disposable areas of landfills. A Target spokesperson says the company, which has over 1800 stores nationwide, has taken several steps to help reduce its use of plastics.