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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Gov. Murphy Signs Recycled Content for Plastics Bill Into Law

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Gov. Murphy Signs Recycled Content for Plastics Bill Into Law

Amidst a flurry of bills, Gov. Murphy signed into law legislation to increase the recycled content of plastics and other products gradually to up to 50% recycled content. The bill would require increasing post-consumer recycled content in a variety of packaging products including plastic containers, plastic beverage containers, plastic & paper bags, plastic trash bags & glass containers. On Monday, the New Jersey Assembly voted 48-23-3 and the New Jersey Senate voted 22-15 to approve the Recycled Content bill (S2515/A4676) on the last day of the legislative session

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Gov. Murphy signs recycled content bill into law

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Gov. Murphy signs recycled content bill into law

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products. The bill requires increasing the percentage of post-consumer recycled content gradually to up to 50% in a variety of packaging products, including plastic containers, plastic beverage containers, plastic and paper bags, plastic trash bags and glass containers.

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New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

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New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

"New Jersey’s communities, shorelines, and parks are facing a severe plastic pollution crisis. Of course, we can’t recycle our way out of this crisis. We need to use less virgin plastic, and this recycled content bill will set a national standard that will move us toward using more recycled content – and not virgin plastic – for plastic containers."

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Bill To Increase Post-Consumer Recycled Content for Plastics Passes! Assembly Votes 48-23-3 & Senate Votes 22-15 on Session’s Last Voting Day

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Bill To Increase Post-Consumer Recycled Content for Plastics Passes! Assembly Votes 48-23-3 & Senate Votes 22-15 on Session’s Last Voting Day

The New Jersey Assembly voted 48-23-3 and the New Jersey Senate voted 22-15 to approve the Recycled Content bill (S2515/A4676) on the final day of the legislative session. The bill would require increasing post-consumer recycled content in a variety of packaging products including plastic containers, plastic beverage containers, plastic & paper bags, plastic trash bags & glass containers. The legislation now goes to Gov. Murphy who will have 7 days to decide the bill’s fate.

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