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Synthetics and Plastics
To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place
To heal the Earth, put plastic in its place

Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic awareness about keeping our beaches clean and healthy. But they cannot stem the tide of plastic pollution. To do that, we need to address the problem at its source. Such action will also be a major step toward lowering the high costs to California cities and taxpayers of dealing with this waste. A just-released analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council of 95 California cities found that regardless of their size and distance from the ocean,...

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