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What does this mean for you?

The CA Plastic Waste Reduction & Recycling Act will:

Microplastics and other plastic-associated chemicals have been found in our drinking water, bottled water, table salt, and fish, posing a risk to our health. This initiative would reduce plastic pollution and fund groundwater and local drinking water protections to safeguard public health.

More than 11 million tons of plastic pollute our ocean each year. Wildlife sadly mistake this plastic trash for food, and it can be fatal for seabirds, sea turtles, and whales. This ballot measure will reduce single-use plastics at the source so they never pollute our ocean and rivers.

California communities pay more than $420 million a year to clean up plastic pollution and prevent it from entering our rivers, beaches, and ocean. This ballot measure would help fund environmental cleanup and restoration, especially in communities that have been unfairly burdened by pollution, litter, and illegal dumping.

If plastics were a country, it would be the 5th largest emitter of greenhouse gasses globally. This measure helps in our fight against climate change by reducing the need to extract oil, a key component of plastic manufacturing.