Despite the commonly held assumption that throwing plastic in the blue bin can solve our growing plastic waste crisis, the sad truth is that the vast majority of plastic is never recycled.

Worse still, the oil, gas and plastics industries have spent decades (not to mention millions upon millions of dollars) trying to downplay the harmful consequences of the single-use plastics they manufacture and distribute.

But the tide is turning. Advocates, lawmakers and concerned citizens like you are raising the call for a new system — one where major plastic-producing companies are made to do their part in the fight against plastic pollution. Will you donate today to help make producer responsibility a reality here in Connecticut?