Northwest Straits

Bellingham Polystyrene Ordinance

Active | November 12 2018

Plastic Pollution

Support the Bellingham City Council and Mayor in signing in to law an ordinance that is comprehensive in plastics reduction and bans polystyrene takeout containers.

The Northwest Straits chapter and the Western Washington University Surfrider club have launched a campaign to reduce plastics in their community and specifically, to eliminate EPS takeout containers in Bellingham, WA. Bellingham has a long history of promoting responsible policy's as they relate to plastics by being one of the first communities to issue a plastic bag ordinance in Washington. The chapter is home to a stunning bay and associated marine environment and the campaign has the support of several partners in seeing it through the finish line to reduce waste that ends up in their prized environment. 

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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