PPC Goes After California Microbead Polluters

Plastic Pollution Coalition has teamed up with environmental law firm Greenfire to go after some of the 3,000 plastic manufacturers in California that it says are violating stormwater permitting requirements, and therefore the Clean Water Act. A startling number of these facilities have not registered for permits at all, in clear violation of the federal law. Others are allowing pre-production microbeads and plastic byproducts to end up in waterways and the ocean.

California is the only state with a law specifically targeting pre-production plastic, but environmentalists hope it will provide a model for other states.

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