Beyond plastic

To spare birds, fish and other wildlife from the harm caused by plastic pollution, we’re raising our voices for a world with less single-use plastic products.

Maybe you’ve seen the video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose, or the headlines about whales washing ashore with stomachs full of plastic. With so much plastic pollution floating in the ocean, it’s too easy for wildlife to mistake it for food — and too often, they pay the price with their lives. The good news is that more people, communities, states and companies are moving away from the single-use plastics we don’t even need. Because after all, nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment and threaten wildlife for hundreds of years.

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Scientists have found plastic fragments in 44% of all seabird species, 43% of all marine mammal species and 100% of sea turtle species.

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Statement: California Attorney General announces investigation into plastic producers for role in causing global plastic crisis

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Statement: California Attorney General announces investigation into plastic producers for role in causing global plastic crisis

LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced on Thursday an investigation into the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries for their alleged role in causing and exacerbating the global plastics pollution crisis.

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Assemblymember Friedman renews effort to tackle single use plastic packaging in e-commerce

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Assemblymember Friedman renews effort to tackle single use plastic packaging in e-commerce

Assemblymember Laura Friedman has introduced legislation (AB 2026) that aims to reduce single-use plastic packaging used in the e-commerce marketplace. The bill will phase out certain single-use plastic packaging that is often added to goods for shipment of e-commerce purchases. Joining Friedman as co-authors of AB 2026 are Assemblymembers Ting, Bloom, Kalra, Quirk, and Stone, as well as Senators Stern and Wiener. 

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