Only five percent of our nation’s plastic waste was recycled in 2021, according to the Department of Energy. This dismal statistic underscores the growing failure of recycling to keep up with the growing volume of plastic trash.
The Plastic Free July movement is an annual reminder that individuals can play an important role in the solution to plastic pollution. Since the movement’s inception in 2010, over 100 million people in 190 countries have pledged to refuse single-use plastics in July (and beyond).
While individual consumer actions are critical, to truly tackle the plastic pollution crisis we also need policies that require corporations to create circular packaging programs that design waste out of the system. In California, we will likely have an opportunity to vote on the Plastic Pollution Recycling and Reduction Act this November.
Please join us for an informative session about plastics – recycling, reduction, and policy – focusing on local and state efforts to reduce waste. Participants will be empowered to take immediate, collective action.
Register at https://cecsb.org/events/cec-climate-action-webinar-series-plastic-pollution-solutions