Friday, March 6, 2009


2009 Ocean Litter Legislation

Based on the Ocean Protection Council's recently published strategy on reducing ocean litter and a concerted effort by the environmental community to highlight this problem, the California Legislature has put forth several bills geared at reducing marine debris in the current session. Specifically, Surfrider is advocating for Senate Bill 4 (Oropeza) which would reduce cigarette butt litter in state parks and beaches.

Other bills addressing marine debris include AB 68 plastic bag fee, AB 1358 addressing the prevalence of polystyrene and AB 283 proposing an Extended Producer Responsibility regime.

Check out this recent article on anti-litter legislation for more information. Also, keep up to date with Surfrider Action Alerts.

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