Beyond plastic

Tell your state representative: Support producer responsibility legislation

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It’s the plastics industry’s worst-kept secret: a huge percentage of their products are designed to be used once then thrown away — and yet it’s us, the consumers, who are left to pay to clean them up.

With producer responsibility laws, manufacturers would be held financially responsible for the waste they create and would be required to support the collection, disposal, and cleanup of those products.

Tell your state representative to support producer responsibility legislation.