As your constituent, I am asking you to support strong polices that reduce the production and use of unnecessary single-use plastic.
An estimated 15 million metric tons of plastic enter the marine environment every year. This is roughly equivalent to dumping two garbage trucks full of plastic into the oceans every minute.
Dolphins, sea turtles and other marine animals — many of which are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act — are swallowing or becoming entangled in the plastic pollution flooding our oceans.
This persistent pollutant has been found floating on the surface of the ocean, washing up on the world’s most remote coastlines, melting out of Arctic sea ice and sitting at the deepest point of the ocean floor.
Enough is enough. I want to a future where we’re not eating, drinking and breathing plastic; where threatened and endangered marine life isn’t choking and dying on plastic; and where we can enjoy our greatest resource without shuffling or swimming through plastic waste. Please support policies that reduce the production and use of single-use plastic threatening our planet. This problem will only get worse with inaction.