Puget Soundkeeper is proud to be an endorser of the Presidential Plastics Action Plan, outlining the eight bold actions Joe Biden can take to address the plastic pollution crisis and be a #PlasticFreePresident. Combined with the work we’ve been doing on a local level with our Plastic Free WA coalition partners Zero Waste Washington, Surfrider Foundation, Seattle Aquarium, Latino Community Fund of Washington State, Environment Washington, Oceana and others, these actions are a direct pathway to a plastic-pollution-free future at all levels of government and society.
Launched on December 8, the plan urges President-elect Biden to address the plastic pollution crisis with a series of executive orders shortly after taking office. The plan also responds to the plastic industry’s aggressive expansion using the country’s oversupply of fracked gas to make throwaway plastic that fills our oceans, landfills and landscapes. Petrochemical-plastic projects harm frontline communities with toxic air and water pollution and worsen the climate crisis. To read the full plan, click HERE. To take action and learn more about the campaign, click HERE.