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Phase out the Poisonous Plastic PVC




Polyvinyl chloride is the most toxic plastic on the planet, yet it is one of the most widely used plastics in the U.S. The World Health Organization classifies it as a carcinogen; so many businesses are voluntarily phasing it out. From production to disposal, PVC plastic releases poisonous chemicals that can cause cancer and birth defects. The good news is safer alternatives are available... we don't have to use PVC in our kid's toys or shower curtains. Unfortunately, Target lags behind Wal-Mart and other major retailers in phasing out this unnecessary and dangerous plastic. Join a coalition of groups from around the country fighting for safe and healthy communities at a national PVC Day of Action on May 24th to urge retail giant Target to phase out PVC. The May 24th day of action will take place in conjunction with Target's annual shareholder meeting. Putting together an event is fun and easy, and can be as small as you and a friend or as big as dozens of people outside of your area Target.

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