Vote YES on the CA Plastic Pollution Reduction & Recycling Act
California is drowning in plastic
Fifty percent of the plastic we produce is discarded after a single use, and much of it ends up polluting our ocean, killing wildlife, contaminating our food and water, and impacting our health. Single-use plastic packages and foodware (like food take out containers, plastic utensils, and coffee lids) are a major contributor to this problem. California can reverse this terrible trend, but time is running out.
Vote Yes on the CA Plastic Pollution Reduction & Recycling Act
California’s leading environmental, public health, and community organizations are sponsoring the California Plastic Pollution Reduction & Recycling Act to responsibly reduce harmful single-use plastic packaging and foodware, while also helping to clean up our parks and communities, restore our beaches and rivers, and protect our health for generations to come.
A YES Vote Will:
- Require that single-use plastic packaging and foodware in California be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2030.
- Ensure plastic producers reduce single-use plastic packaging and foodware by at least 25% by 2030, as well as prohibit the distribution of plastic foam (e.g Styrofoam™) food containers.
- Fund local recycling programs, habitat restoration, and environmental cleanup — especially in underserved communities — through a fee charged to producers of plastic packaging and foodware of up to one penny per single-use plastic package or foodware item.
In November 2022, vote yes on the California Plastic Pollution Reduction & Recycling Act to protect our health, our communities, and our environment from the harmful effects of plastic pollution.