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To reduce waste, conserve natural resources and address the mounting climate crisis, America needs more recycling and composting.

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Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands

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Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued an order on Wednesday, World Oceans Day, to phase out single-use plastic products on lands managed by the Department of the Interior by 2032. The order is intended to reduce -- and eventually eliminate -- plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers, bottles, straws, cups, cutlery and disposable plastic bags at national parks and on other public lands.

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WashPIRG supports the RENEW Act

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WashPIRG supports the RENEW Act

On January 18, 2022, the Washington Senate Committee on Environment, Energy and Technology held a public hearing for Senate Bill 5697, the "RENEW Act," to modernize our state's recycling system. WashPIRG's Advocate Nicole Walter submitted written testimony in support.

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