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Anti-plastic waste ballot initiative approved for 2022 ballot

SACRAMENTO — California environmentalists frustrated that the state Legislature hasn’t done more to stop plastic waste from polluting the ocean and piling up in landfills will take the fight to voters with an initiative that has qualified for the November 2022 ballot.

The initiative would require plastic manufacturers to ensure their products are recyclable or reusable, and to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic people use once and then toss in the trash.

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