Every day, we use millions of plastic bags, straws and utensils, and foam cups and containers for just a few minutes before tossing them, and then they can pollute our environment for hundreds of years. We can protect our health and marine animals by banning or limiting these products, as hundreds of communities and nine states have already done. Banning Single-Use Plastics describes the specific problems, actions, and best practices for reducing these polluting items.
To learn more about the impact of single-use plastics, and the actions we can take to cut down on their use, download our new factsheet here.
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Additional ResourcesDownload US Single-Use Plastics - Coastal_1.pdf