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Letter: Concord applauded for taking initiative on ban

Concord applauded forits ban on Styrofoam

Re: “Concord bans plastic foam packaging starting Jan. 1” (Eastbaytimes.com, July 5):

We at Environment California applaud Concord for taking initiative and following in the footsteps of so many other California cities in banning Styrofoam.

Not only is this waste harming our wildlife, it is posing a threat to human health.

Luckily, momentum for banning dangerous plastics is building. Our campaign strives to ban Styrofoam statewide by January of 2019. This goal is not only feasible, but imperative to the well-being of Californians and our wildlife. We recently had a beach cleanup in Santa Monica where we were able to witness, firsthand, the debris that Styrofoam leaves on our beaches. Styrofoam is easily broken down into microplastics, which makes it worse than other forms of plastic. This became more and more apparent as the day went on.

For the sake of our beaches and wildlife, Styrofoam should be banned on a state level.

Mallory CreasyEnvironment California, InternNorth Hollywood

 

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