Rincon

Rincón, PR Plastic Bag Ban

Victory | February 14 2014

Plastic Pollution

Rincón, Puerto Rico became the first municipality in Puerto Rico to ban single use check out bags.  Now they are working with local government to draft and pass the first plastic checkout bag ordinance in Puerto Rico. Read more about the ban here. In addition, Surfrider activists have been sewing reusable bags out of donated fabric - helping to provide a solution to the problem! 

Plastic Pollution

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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Leonor Gomez - leogomez.pr@gmail.com