Reintroducing The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

The federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (BFFPPA) was reintroduced (S. 984) by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA). The Surfrider Foundation has been involved with BFFPPA since its inception and we have been working closely on this reintroduction. The priorities that Surfrider focused on for the reintroduced bill included pushing for incentivizing reuse / refill models, strengthening the definition of reusable bag, addressing toxics more broadly, and closing the loophole for plastic waste exports. We’re happy to report that each of these priorities were addressed in the reintroduced bill.
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Miami Waterkeeper: State of the Water 2021

Join Miami Waterkeeper for our third annual State of the Water address. This free, virtual event will convene community leaders to provide a full and fact-based overview of the major issues facing our watershed and solutions for the coming year. 
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Surfrider Foundation – Plastic Pollution Initiative: Year in Review

2020 brought unprecedented events, from a global pandemic to civil unrest due to racial injustices and systematic racism. Surfrider’s Plastic Pollution Initiative experienced a renewed sense of commitment and urgency in continuing to fight against plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is not only an environmental issue, but it’s also a social and racial justice issue, and now more than ever, we need to take concrete steps to address this crisis.
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Amazon’s Plastic Problem Revealed

Oceana analyzed e-commerce packaging data and found that Amazon generated 465 million pounds of plastic packaging waste in 2019. This includes air pillows, bubble wrap, and other plastic packaging items added to the approximately 7 billion Amazon packages delivered in 2019. The report also found that Amazon’s estimated plastic packaging waste, in the form of air pillows alone, would circle the Earth more than 500 times.
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President Biden: Be a #PlasticFreePresident

A coalition of more than 550 community and conservation organizations, including many members in the #breakfreefromplastic​ movement, today released its Presidential Plastics Action Plan, urging President-elect Joe Biden to take eight key executive actions to solve the plastic pollution crisis and become a #PlasticFreePresident​.
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