NOTICE: The next step for House Bill 202 is a hearing before the House Natural Resources Committee. This is now scheduled for May 4th at 4 p.m. in the House hearing room. Please plan to attend and speak on behalf of HB202. If you cannot attend, please call or email your state House member to ask for their support.
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.
April 23, 2016
Guinness Book of World Records Attempt for World's Largest Plastic
Your school or group of any size or age bracket can participate by collecting dry, clean, gently used "single-use" plastic bags between now and April 23rd. Then meet us in Wilmington for the Big Event!! Prizes and Recognition! Dovetails well with Earth Day and recycling multi-disciplinary curriculum.
DELAWARE PLASTIC POLLUTION ACTION COALITION