This past month, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed 9 bills that will be put towards single-use plastic pollution, supporting recycling goals, and addressing climate change. This bill will demand that products make it clear to what is recyclable or not. In order to take control of this plastic pollution, we have to come up with more sustainable and renewable ways of recycling and becoming aware of our plastic footprint. Additional bills were passed to raise awareness for industries taking accountability for where their plastic ends up. These actions will hopefully guarantee that only exports of “truly recycled plastic” is counted towards the states waste and recycling metrics. Newsom had this to say,
“California’s hallmark is solving problems through innovation, and we’re harnessing that spirit to reduce the waste filling our landfills and generating harmful pollutants driving the climate crisis…With today’s action and bold investments to transform our recycling systems, the state continues to lead the way to a more sustainable and resilient future for the planet and all our communities.”JURIST
Through these new innovations, we are making our way towards a safer environment, and t protecting the future lives of our planet. I think Newsom is doing the right thing by taking action against this problem and promoting it to the people of California. If more people begin to learn about the importance of recycling, we all can make a change in this on going crisis and help our world a safer and much cleaner place.