Category: surfrider


If only butts just went away…

Last week the Economic Matters Committee heard testimony and voted on on HB 405, which proposed prohibiting the sale of cigarettes unless the filters are made of biodegradable material. Delegate Jon Cardin introduced the bill to call attention to the…

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How much plastic is in your community?

Props to the Surfrider Foundation’s Cape Fear Chapter for this excellent, simple video: This is a terrific project for your volunteers to do. Just head out to a regular roadside in your community and pluck the bags out of the…

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Recycling plastic increases consumption

“Plastic Fantastic Love,” an article by Surfrider Foundation Hawaii manager Stuart Coleman, appeared in the Honolulu Weekly today. It gives a thorough explanation of the problem of plastics, and the threats it poses to marine life, public health, and a sustainable planet. It…

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A Big Week for Bag Bills

Plastic litter reduction proposals are sweeping the nation, with lots of activity just this week: Yesterday, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee of Oregon’s Senate heard public debate on SB 536, which would ban disposable plastic bags and put a…

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