Beyond plastic

Tell your governor: Ban wasteful plastic bottles in state agencies

Large pile of single-use plastic bottles
Huguette Roe |

Much of the plastic waste in our landfills or floating in the ocean was used only once, often for just a few minutes, before being tossed in the trash or worse.

Plastic bottles are less necessary than ever, with reusable bottles and filling stations increasingly easy to find. In 2023, Massachusetts proved that, when Governor Healey signed an executive order to end the purchase of single-use plastic bottles by state agencies. We can and should do the same.