Call to action from GFWC of Florida

The GFWC of Florida has resolved to create a collaborative partnership with the Plastics-Free Initiative as part of their broader call-to-action involving the elimination of 'Single Use Plastics'.
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ACTION – Florida banning Plastic Bags? MAYBE

The University of Florida (UF) is conducting a survey on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) (per a request from the State Legislature) to learn more about the use of plastic bags, auxiliary materials and wrappings.
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Fish Kill in Biscayne Bay: A Report and a Plan

It’s been almost a year since the massive fish kill in Biscayne Bay that left thousands of animals gasping for air and algae blooms floating across the water. Distilling down all that we have learned in the past year, we are proud to present a full report on last summer’s fish kill, as well as a community response plan for similar disasters in the future.
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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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