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Sacramento, CA – California Environmental Voters (EnviroVoters) today issued the following statement in response to the California legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 54, the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act.
Statement from Mary Creasman, Chief Executive Officer, EnviroVoters:
“This bill is a historic achievement. California is on the verge of systematically addressing the crisis of plastics pollution – the first state in the nation to do so.
Thanks to SB 54, producers will be required to reduce single-use plastics over time and pay billions of dollars in environmental mitigation funds. A significant amount of these funds will go to disadvantaged, low-income, and rural communities in the state. And at long last, all single-use plastic packaging and foodware must actually be recyclable or compostable by 2032. Overwhelming, California voters support these types of policies.
After decades of work to tackle plastics pollution, we are close to achieving groundbreaking change. California can lead the way for the rest of the country – and the world.”
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About California Environmental Voters California Environmental Voters (formerly the California League of Conservation Voters) believes the climate crisis is here and this moment requires transformative change. California has the policy solutions to stop climate change but lacks the political will to do it at the rate and scale that’s necessary. EnviroVoters exists to build the political power to solve the climate crisis, advance justice, and create a roadmap for global action. We organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. We won’t stop until we have resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all. Join us at www.envirovoters.org and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.