On April 9th, TWO PLASTICS BILLS WILL BE HEARD IN CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE. We need local groups and community members calling in support. We also need to express opposition to a polystyrene recycling bill that is referred to this committee and takes the wrong approach.
TAKE ACTION- Please call the legislators listed below on or before April 9th!
SAMPLE PHONE SCRIPT:
“Hello- I am calling to urge the Assemblymember to support two bills:
1.AB 2779 – the Connect the Caps bill, which will ensure that all of plastic beverage bottles sold in California caps connected so they can be recycled instead of becoming littered and contributing to the ocean plastic pollution problem. Can I count on the Assembly Member's support?
2.AB 2379- the microfibers bill, which will require that all clothing made from more than 50% synthetic material include a label that warns of plastic microfiber shedding during regular washing and recommends handwashing the item in order to reduce the impact. Can I count on the Assembly Member's support?
3. I also want to urge the Assembly Member to OPPOSE AB 2921, a bill aimed at undermining the spread of local jurisdiction polystyrene foam bans by establishing a producer-funded recycling program. Recycling is the wrong approach for polystyrene foam- it’s too cheap to recycle economically. It needs to be banned in order to prevent its release into the environment. This bill has been referred to the Natural Resources Committee but has no hearing date yet. Do you know whether the Assembly Member has a position on this bill?"
Committee Members Office Phone Numbers
Al Muratsuchi (Acting Chair) - (916) 319-2066
Ed Chau - (916) 319-2049
Susan Talamantes Eggman - (916) 319-2013
Monique Limón - (916) 319-2037
Kevin McCarty - (916) 319-2007
We recommend calling during regular business hours. Let us know how your calls went by emailing anna [dot] wagner [at] greenpeace [dot] org.
Thanks for all you do!