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Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing

Uploaded: Jun 14, 2019

Befuddling Recycling Conundrum….

“Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are evading our recycling systems and causing problems just because of their size. One of the biggest contributors is the bottle top, which makes the list of the Top Five Items most commonly found on beach cleanups world-wide.

graphic from Project Aware

I get it’s best to leave a plastic cap on a plastic water bottle, but what about a plastic top on a glass bottle? What about these?

Cap on? Cap off?

Today’s Homework
- Call your state representative about SB54 / AB1080

Food Partiers! A bill is making its way through the California legislature to dramatically reduce the amount of single-use plastic. SB54/AB1080, or the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act will require single-use materials to be recyclable or compostable by 2030.

SB54/AB1080 is the most comprehensive and bold action yet to tackle plastic pollution in California, and a chance to lead the way towards plastic-free coastlines. Please contact your CA state legislators today and urge support of SB54/AB1080.