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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 15, 2020 02:46 PM
From: Representative MaryLouise Isaacson
To: All House members
Subject: “Plastic Pollution Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania
Since the 1950s, more than eight billion metric tons of plastic has been produced globally. Of that amount, only 21 percent has been recycled or incinerated. The rest lives on as pollution in our landfills, rivers, and oceans, putting the health and safety of humans and wildlife alike at risk. Without taking significant steps to curb our reliance on single-use plastics, our planet is likely to suffer the effects for hundreds of years.
To help bring attention to this issue, I will be introducing a resolution to designate February 15, 2021, as “Plastic Pollution Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania. If we all do our part to limit the plastics we use and throw away, we can help prevent a future buried in plastic waste and begin the process of fixing the problems we have been ignoring for far too long.
Please join me in supporting this important resolution.

Introduced as HR29