"It took years of activist campaigns to turn the plastic bag into a villain, and hard-fought legislation to reduce its presence in oceans and waterways. Now, environmentalists and lawmakers are deploying similar tactics against a new generation of plastic pollutants." -LA Times
The California state Legislature will be voting this week on two important bills that will reduce plastic pollution. SB 1335 by Senator Allen requires state parks, beaches, facilities to use only recyclable, compostable, or reusable food packaging, and AB 2379 by Assemblymember Bloom addresses plastic microfiber pollution derived from clothing.
Take 3 minutes to call your elected officials and express your support for these bills!
SB 1335 would require that all food packaging at state parks, beaches, and facilities is entirely recyclable, compostable, or reusable. Bye, bye, styrofoam!
AB 2379 would take action to counter plastic microfiber pollution that sheds from synthetic clothing when washed while educating Californians about the problem.
Well-funded industry lobbyists, including the American Chemistry Council and the Plastics Industry Association, are opposing these bills and working hard to convince your Assemblymember and Senator to maintain the status quo and vote against SB 1335 and AB 2379.
The only thing that can counter the powerful industry lobby working against these bills is if your elected officials know that their constituents are paying attention. Click the buttons above to express your support!
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