Plastic is everywhere. It’s in the air we breathe, food we eat and water we drink. It’s also found in some of the most remote places in the world. This deluge of plastics is not only threatening our environment and wildlife, but also our own health.
To combat the plastic pollution crisis, we all need to work together, starting with banning the most unnecessary single-use products in our communities and holding companies responsible for the waste their products create. While many of us are already using reusable grocery bags, water bottles and coffee cups, we need actual policies in place to make lasting change and ensure these products never have a chance to pollute the environment or our communities.
During a recent rally hosted by U.S. PIRG and Environment America, we heard from our own state directors and legislators about ongoing plastic policies at the state and national level, in the form of a virtual “tour” across the country: