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Help end the use of polluting items


January 11, 2019

Communities across the country are implementing regulations and/or bans on items such as styrofoam, straws and plastic bags. Why are they doing that? Pretty much because it is toxic and a “principle litter” — meaning it’s everywhere.

Plastic-type waste occupies a significant amount of space in our landfills. Foam and other small plastic items are easily blown by wind or washed by rain into storm drains and bodies of water. Toxic chemicals stick to the surface of these bits and birds, fish and other wildlife may ingest the foam particles and micro plastics, causing the polystyrene...

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