What does this mean for you?
Protect our health & drinking water
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.
Keep plastic out of our ocean and protect wildlife
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.
Support clean, waste-free neighborhoods
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.
Curb climate change
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.