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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Environment Connecticut 2024 Legislative Agenda

Environment Connecticut works for clean air, clean water, clean energy and a sustainable climate. Our legislative agenda urges lawmakers to prioritize protecting more places where nature can thrive, and ensuring a livable climate for future generations. Here are our 2024 legislative priorities.

NEW REPORT: Analysis finds bag bans effective at reducing plastic waste, litter

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NEW REPORT: Analysis finds bag bans effective at reducing plastic waste, litter

Plastic Bag Bans Work, a new report released Thursday by U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group, estimates that, on average, plastic bag bans similar to those studied can eliminate almost 300 single-use plastic bags per person, per year.

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