If Looks Could Kill
Marine animals as well as domestic animals, such as cows, often mistake plastic bags for food, or become entangled in or asphyxiated by them.
Many countries have done it.
A whole bunch of U.S. counties have done it.
Practically a gazillion U.S. cities have done it.
But, no other state in the U.S. has yet done it.*
Delaware can be THE FIRST STATE
to comprehensively address
plastic bag pollution for good.
*An estimated 54% of the world's population is now covered under a plastic bag fee or ban.
Wilmington City Council Endorses Statewide Bill to Address Plastic Bag Pollution
Resolution #4168 was passed unanimously by Wilmington's City Council on February 18th. Following discussions with BringYourOwnBag Delaware and DEPPAC members regarding the blight of litter in the City and the costly impact of plastic bags on the City's stormwater systems, Councilman Bud Freel sponsored the resolution which congratulates the current state General Assembly for taking action on the issue and encourages prompt passage of House Bill 202 this Spring.
Reduce comes first.
Refuse to Use single-use plastics. Challenge yourself to create new habits. One person can make a difference!
April 23, 2016
Guinness Book of World Records Attempt for World's Largest Plastic
We did it!
DELAWARE PLASTIC POLLUTION ACTION COALITION
Unfortunately, in 2016 House Bill 202 was held up in the state legislature and not brought to the House floor for a public vote despite being passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee unanimously. The bill mirrored laws from across the globe, and other states including California and Massachusetts.
We hope to bring back a new bill in 2019. In the meantime, please call or write your state legislators and ask that they support legislative action to curb plastic bag pollution. You can also reach out to your local government or County to seek support for local or state action.
Find more information HERE.