Beyond plastic

Implement a strong producer responsibility system and reduce single-use plastic packaging

Moose swimming in water at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
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Moose swimming in water at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

Dear Gov. Polis and the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment,

Microscopic bits of colored plastic recently were found in 90% of Colorado water samples. One important step in reducing plastic pollution is to require the companies that use plastic packaging to pay for the environmental impacts of those materials — an approach known as “producer responsibility.” This step will incentivize companies to use less plastic packaging and transition to more recyclable and reusable products. I strongly urge you to implement a strong producer responsibility system in Colorado.

Sincerely,


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