Plastic Litter and Waste Reduction Campaign


New policies are needed to deal with the increasing amount of plastics litter polluting our environment.

The problem of plastic litter is only growing. Plastic is the fastest-growing component of the waste stream, and plastic pollution like expanded polystyrene foam and single-use bags are among the most commonly found items during beach and coastal cleanups.  Because plastic essentially never biodegrades, once littered plastic becomes a permanent environmental problem.

The solution is clear: highly-littered plastic items like plastic bags and polystyrene food packaging need to be banned.  Californians should reduce their use of disposable packaging.  And what packaging remains should be recycled through the the Bottle Bill model.

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Oceanic Plastic Pollution

Plastic Bags

Foamed Polystyrene

California Ocean Protection Council

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