Mayor Gail Coniglio has started a Change.org petition, in which she asks residents to support Senate Bill 182, which would allow Palm Beach to enact legislation banning plastic bags and polystyrene containers on the island. The Town of Palm Beach refuses to accept defeat in its efforts to ban the use of plastic bags and polystyrene containers on the island. Mayor Gail Coniglio has started a Change.org petition that is linked on the town’s website, asking residents to support Senate Bill 182 and any companion House bills, which would allow local governments to enact legislation. In this case, the right to ban plastic bags and polystyrene containers. The petition also asks residents to send an email to Gov. Ron DeSantis in support of Senate Bill 182. As of about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, 1,520 people had signed the petition. “Single-use plastics and Styrofoam are relatively new products of convenience and are not critical consumer goods. There are less-harmful alternatives, and we need to legislate this switch away from harmful fossil fuel-based disposable goods to keep the economic impact equitable across businesses statewide,” the petition said. Coniglio and council membe...