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Break Free From Plastic at the Capitol

Tell your representatives it’s time to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2023 for the health and future of humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. This Act outlines plastic reduction strategies to create a sustainable, equitable future.

The UN Global Plastics Treaty negotiations are now underway. Urge the U.S. government to lead by forging ambitious solutions—like reduction of plastic production and freedom from corporate influence—instead of leading the world in generating plastic pollution.

On March 2, 2022, the UN approved a landmark agreement to create a global plastics pollution treaty. As countries enter the negotiation phase, keep up the pressure to ensure the resulting treaty creates more equitable systems to prevent and stop plastic pollution.

Support the community of Ithaca, N.Y., in halting Cornell University’s planned installation of new artificial plastic “turf” fields, which shed microplastics and chemical pollution into air, soil, and groundwater, and significantly contribute to plastic pollution at the end of their use as athletic fields.

Coca-Cola is the largest consumer-facing global seller of plastics, producing almost one quarter of PET plastic bottles globally—despite it once leading on refillables. Call on Coca-Cola and its bottlers to bring back refillable bottles and support state-mandated refill quotas.

Tell the USDA to update its Food and Nutrition Services Programs to recommend the use of safe, sustainable non-plastic materials in school cafeterias, such as glass or stainless steel, as recommended by the scientific and medical community.

The U.S. federal government has committed to replacing all toxic lead service lines, however it will be many years before families have clean drinking water. Sign the petition to ensure communities have access to safe water, without toxic lead and plastic pollution.

Tell JPMorgan Chase to live up to its “commitments” to human rights, responsible investing, and racial equity by divesting its current shares in Formosa Plastics—a plastics producer with one of the worst environmental and human rights track records in the world.

Please ask Trader Joe’s to significantly reduce its use of single-use plastic packaging. Currently it’s nearly impossible to shop there without bringing home a massive amount of single-use plastic packaging.

Urge international shipping giant, Maersk to stop shipping plastic waste from richer countries to less affluent countries. These plastic waste exports threaten the environment and health of residents in communities.

Ask President Biden to stop petrochemical expansion. The production and refinement of plastics is sickening frontline communities, and exacerbating the climate crisis. New or expanded petrochemical facilities poisoning our oceans and waterways.

 

Tell fashion CEOs to reformulate their products to remove BPA from their clothing. The Center for Environmental Health found BPA in eight brands of sports bras and six brands of athletic shirts.

 

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