42 Items Environmentalists Will Come for Next

There’s an old analogy about seeking political change: If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But if you put the frog in first and then slowly turn up the heat, it won’t. 

Environmentalists who want to ban plastic products widely understand the wisdom in operating incrementally. They start by calling for bans on products that are fairly trivial, such as straws or grocery bags, so they can warm the water without anyone noticing. 

But every once in a while, the veil slips and environmentalists admit the real goals of their radical agenda. 

We’ve put together a list of things you may use that environmentalists want to ban. Many people may not care about little straws, but they certainly do when it comes to personal hygiene products. They may also be surprised to see that plastic is not the only material on the chopping block. Paper bags, napkins, and many other disposable goods have been targeted, as well. 

Here are 42 common items environmentalists want to axe next. We compiled this information from sources such as the Break Free From Plastic’s “B.A.N. 2.0” list.

  1. Food Wrappers
  2. Beverage Bottles and Caps
  3. Bags
  4. Straws
  5. Stirrers
  6. Cups and lids
  7. Utensils
  8. Takeout containers
  9. Plates
  10. Balloons
  11. Condoms
  12. Tampon applicators
  13. Diapers
  14. Coffee pods
  15. Tea Bags
  16. Menstrual pads
  17. Plastic wrap
  18. Cleaning bottles
  19. Bottled soap
  20. Condiment bottles
  21. Ziplock bags
  22. Microwaveable popcorn bags
  23. Baby wipes
  24. Latex gloves
  25. Bandaids
  26. Tape
  27. Makeup cases
  28. Bubble wrap
  29. Paper bags
  30. Sponges (dyed)
  31. Deodorant
  32. Pill bottles
  33. Dog poop bags
  34. Gift wrap
  35. Disposable razors
  36. Paper towels/napkins
  37. Lighters
  38. Polyester/nylon clothing
  39. Happy Meals (both the toys and the pre-wrapped apple slices)
  40. Crafty materials
  41. Sticky notes
  42. Fruit stickers