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Marine #Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Bill Passes California Assembly Natural Resources Committee #CA

Marine #Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Bill Passes California Assembly Natural Resources Committee #CA

Late yesterday, after a marathon hearing of the California Assembly Natural Resource Committee, Assembly Bill 521, known as the Marine Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act, received enough “aye” votes – from committee members Chesbro, Muratsuchi, Stone, Skinner and Williams – to pass to the next stage of its legislative life cycle: the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 521 , authored by Assembly Member Mark Stone with Senator Ben Hueso, would significantly benefit our oceans, coasts and our communities. The proposed bill would make producers of plastic products (particularly single-use packaging) do their fair share to keep plastic out of our oceans, rivers, and lakes. It would encourage industry to make smarter, less polluting products and would save taxpayers and local governments’ money by reducing waste management, litter cleanup and recycling costs. The b...

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