It’s becoming clearer every day that we need producer responsibility legislation to truly stem the tide of plastic waste building up in our communities. Why? Because too many plastic-producing companies are settling for half-measures that don’t actually get at the root of the problem.
These companies tout commitments to use recycled content for their products, while heavily implying that it’s the consumer’s responsibility to properly recycle these products after they’ve been used. But for decades the industry has known that only a tiny fraction of plastic actually gets recycled — the rest is tossed in landfills or makes its way into the ocean.
With single-use plastic production still increasing globally, it’s all hands on deck to reverse course and keep plastic pollution out of our communities. Supporters like you are helping win huge progress toward making producer responsibility the law of the land. Help keep the momentum going with a donation today.