Environment Oregon co-hosts “2023 Plastic Policy Roundup”

On Wednesday, January 18th, Environment Oregon, along with our zero waste coalition, co-hosted, "2023 Plastic Policy Roundup," to share details about the policies we are working on to reduce plastic pollution in Oregon in the 2023 legislative session.

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Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute the environment and harm wildlife for hundreds of years. Plastic pollution is creating an environmental disaster for ocean wildlife: plastic and other marine debris kills millions of sea turtles, seabirds and marine mammals every year. Plastic also contributes to climate change at every step of its lifecycle, from production to pollution. It’s time to move beyond single-use plastic by getting rid of the most harmful waste, and stopping the use of things we truly don’t need.

That’s why, this session, we are building support for policies that will reduce plastic pollution, including phasing out polystyrene foam foodware, requiring producers to reduce their use of plastic by 25% over the next decade, updating Oregon’s health code to make it easier for Oregon businesses and individuals to use reusable containers and passing right to repair to give Oregon consumers and small businesses the information, tools and diagnostics needed to repair their stuff. 

On Wednesday, January 18th we co-hosted, “2023 Plastic Policy Roundup,” along with our zero waste coalition. You can watch the recording of the webinar to learn more about the policies we are working on to reduce plastic pollution in Oregon and how you can make your voice heard.

2023 Plastic Policy Roundup

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Oregon: Turn off the plastic tap

Every year it's becoming more and more clear: We need to turn off the plastic tap. Plastic waste is piling up in our landfills, our communities and our environment. Tell your state legislators to work to prevent plastic pollution this year.

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