Earth Day 2018: Here are 6 California bills that aim to reduce plastic litter and pollution

By Martin Wisckol

State lawmakers got the memo in advance.

The theme of Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) is “End Plastic Pollution,” but California legislators are already on the case. Four years ago, they made California the first state to ban single-use plastic grocery sacks — and 52 percent of voters agreed with the law in a 2016 referendum.

This year, the lawmakers are going after a range of other plastics that litter the ocean, beaches, streets and parks.

While cleanups like those scheduled for the upcoming weekend remove rubbish from the beaches and other areas, wind and waves — and people — soon arrive with more. [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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