Plastic pollution is a global crisis that threatens our public health, our climate, our economy and our planet. Plastic production and waste are fueling climate change and poisoning our bodies …
Plastic pollution is a global crisis that threatens our public health, our climate, our economy and our planet. Plastic production and waste are fueling climate change and poisoning our bodies through the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Unless we act, things are only going to get worse. The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (H.R.2238) was introduced to Congress on March 26 by U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA); it is the national strategy we need to address this growing crisis.
If you aren’t convinced of the problem, read on:
The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act will provide national leadership to reduce the amount of wasteful plastic produced and reforming our broken waste and recycling systems. The bill will shift the burden of cleanup and waste management to where it belongs—on the corporations that produce this waste—by doing the following:
Together we can tackle plastic pollution
with this bold action, but we must act now, before it’s too late.
This bill is co-sponsored by 10 senators, including Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), 79 members of Congress, including Rep. Antonio Delgado, and is endorsed by more than 500 groups.
To learn more the problems with plastic, The Sullivan Waste Reduction Alliance and Cornell Cooperative Extension will be presenting a screening of “The Story of Plastic” from Sunday to Saturday, April 18 to 24.
To receive an invitation to view this film and/or participate in the webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The invitation for the screening will come from EventBrite.
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