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How to Mourn the Death of Single Use Plastic

  • Hovey Lane Hanover, NH 03755 USA (map)

In the wake of a groundswell of legislative action banning the use of single-use plastic, members of UVTAAG are gearing up to celebrate the death of single-use at a Funeral Procession Float in Hanover's Fourth of July Parade. He have a coffin, a plastic monster, great signs, a kazoo band and a preacher. Now all we need is for you to join in the fun! To do so, just come dressed for a funeral procession to Hovey Lane near Hanover High School at 9:00 AM on July 4th. (Beads, floppy hats, colored parasols and kazoos are a plus.) We will depart with the Parade at 10:00  from there to the Hanover Green. If enough of us show up, perhaps it will encourage other towns to join the Ban. If you have any questions, email

Did you know?:

  • Five Trillion Plastic Bags (made in part from fracked petroleum) are used annually on Earth.

  • These bags take approximately 1000 years to fully decompose.

  • Only 9% of these bags are recycled.

  • 32% of these bags make it to our oceans. (That's one garbage truck worth of plastic bags dumped into the oceans every minute!)

  • This plastic breaks into smaller and smaller particles and is eventually consumed by the fish.

  • By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans.

So let's celebrate the gains we have made and encourage the other towns in our area to join in Banning Single Use on July 4th.