AB 1080 / SB 54 - the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act - would set our state on a path to reduce single-use, non-recyclable plastics by 75% by 2030. Less than 9% of plastics currently produced are “downcycled” (plastics cannot be “recycled” in the same manner metal or glass can). Decreasing our reliance on single-use plastics made from fossil fuels will also help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and remove plastic pollution from our rivers and open spaces. This legislation is strongly endorsed by hundreds of community organizations across the state, including ActiveSGV, and has already passed the State Assembly. Now it needs to clear the State Senate in order to move forward!
#GetActiveSGV - Call Your State Senator!
Calls only take a minute, and we have a sample call script below. Just be sure to call during business hours, for most offices M-F 9am-5pm. It only takes a minute, so a lunch or other break is ideal if you're a 9-5 employee. We also recommend saving your State Senators phone number for future reference! Unsure who your rep is? See below or check online here.
*Senator Rubio has not supported the legislation to date.
**Senator Archuleta has not voted on the measure to date.
**Senator Portantino supported the bill in 2019.
Sample call script:
"Hello my name is___________ and I'm calling today as a local constituent from the City of _______ to urge my Senator to support AB 1080 - the CA Plastic Pollution Reduction Act.
[Staff may ask you for your home address / zip code to verify you live in the District.]
And you’re done! Super easy!
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