Includes: Review of types of bag laws and best practices for US cities, model ordinances, best facts and statistics to use, how to build your own campaign, implementing law and measuring effectiveness and links to additional online resources. This toolkit is a supplement to Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics Activist Toolkit, which gives an overview of the problems of single-use plastics and outlines plastics reduction laws.
Includes: Examples and high level suggestions for policymakers. Sections for: Prohibiting the Manufacture of Plastic Bags, Plastic Bag Bans, Regulation of Bag Thickness, Taxes and other Levies, Requiring or Encouraging Reusables.
Through the use of this toolkit you will be able to assess your current consumption of plastics and determine how you as an individual can lower your own plastic pollution impact. Outlines common misconceptions about plastic consumption and pollution while also providing a series of resources that the public can access to learn more about plastic pollution and relevant legislation. Resources include blogs, articles, videos, news updates, reports and first hand accounts.
A resource guide and toolkit for understanding and tackling the problem of plastic microfiber pollution in our communities. Details both the environmental and public health impacts of microfibers while also focusing on how individuals can take action in order to find a solution.
Includes: Easy to digest step by step guide for individuals on how to ban plastic bags and polystyrene foam in their towns. The guide provides links to cities, states and districts that have successfully banned plastic and functions as an educational resource with links to reports and studies about plastic use too.
Includes: Ban vs. Charge, Specific Clauses to be Included in Ordinances, Building a Strong Administrative Record for an Ordinance, Plastic Industry Standard Arguments and Attempts to Preempt Ordinances, Building a Local Grassroots Campaign.
Includes: Local Model Ordinance Language; Sample Support Letter; Final Language for Statewide Legislation; Policy Committee Analyses; Sample Fact Sheets; The Real Cost of Single-Use Plastic Bags; Plastic Bag Impacts and Bag Ban Results; Common Myths and Misperceptions from Bag Ban Opponents, More Myths Debunked; Frequently Asked Questions: Living Without Single-Use Plastic Bags Under SB270; Reusable Bag Safety. Rebuttals and related links; Local Ordinance Results
Includes: Funding Opportunity; Powerpoint Presentation to Support Bag Laws; Greenhouse Gas & Retail Cost Calculator; Flyers and Other Publicity Materials; Tips for Municipalities with Representative Town Meeting; Working with Business Owners; Preparing to meet the Opposition; Do bag laws really make a difference?
Includes: Four steps for achieving source reduction at a college or university setting.
GLOBAL PLASTIC REDUCTION LEGISLATIVE TOOLKIT
Welcome. Please complete this form to help us track who is visiting site. Thank you
BETA VERSION: Please keep in mind, you are viewing a living portal that is a work in progress. Additional content and features will be added throughout 2019. Visitors are encouraged to share their comments using the feedback form provided on site. Thank you