SICK OF PLASTIC FOAM LITTERING YOUR BEACH?
SUPPORT POLYSTYRENE FOAM FOOD CONTAINER PROHIBITION (SB 568).
The State Senate passed SB 568 in 2011 and it needs to be voted on by the State Assembly by August 31st, 2012. Please tell your State Assemblymember to support this bill to clean up our beaches and support sustainable foodware products by phasing out the distribution and use of foam containers by food vendors. Plastics, especially expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), easily break into small pieces which are difficult to clean up off our beaches. It is consumed by wildlife and has also been linked to toxins and carcinogens which can leach out from the product. In order to protect our California coastal resources from this rampant form of plastic litter our Rise Above Plastics program is prioritizing this bill in 2012 and Surfrider Foundation is a co-sponsor. In order to make it move in the Capitol, we need grassroots support from members like you!
Our California coasts are valuable drivers of a tourism industry worth billions of dollars and thousands of jobs in our state. It is important to have sound policies to keep our beaches clean and maintain healthy ecosystems. In fact, over 60 local jurisdictions in California have already seen the importance of this action and banned EPS foam foodware. Please let your local Assemblymember know you support this legislation and a phasing out of EPS foam foodware statewide!