05 • 17 • 2021
Foam Free Washington
The Surfrider Foundation and our partners in the Plastics Free Washington Coalition/Washington Sin Plástico are celebrating as Governor Jay Inslee signed into law SB5022, a major piece of legislation that will help tackle the plastic pollution crisis. The bill had bipartisan support with the state Senate voting 31-17 and the state House of Representatives 73-24. This comprehensive policy bans certain expanded polystyrene products, such as hinged clamshells, plates, and cups. It also mandates minimum recycled content in plastic bottles, jugs, and trash bags. Additionally, this legislation is the first in the nation to comprehensively require people to opt-in for utensils, cup lids, and condiments. This is an amazing win for plastic pollution in the state of Washington, read more about it here.