CONGRESS: PHASE OUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC IN U.S. NATIONAL PARKS
A bill has been introduced in Congress that would reduce single-use plastics polluting our national parks. Plastic has been found everywhere — from the deep ocean to remote mountains, to the rain in our national parks.
The Reducing Waste in National Parks Act (S. 2960 and H.R.5533) would phase out the sale and distribution of single-use plastic products — including plastic beverage bottles, bags, and foodware — across all 423 national parks.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced in June 2022 that single-use plastics will be phased out in all national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior over 10 years. But the next president could reverse the ban, unless Congress passes legislation to make it permanent.
Ask your members of Congress to support the Reducing Waste in National Parks Act to permanently protect our national parks from plastic pollution. Please feel free to edit the petition text below, then fill out your info on the right to submit your letter.
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