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Posted on: June 3, 2018

Break up with Plastic this World Environment Day

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Think globally, act locally. Tuesday, June 5 is World Environment Day, and it’s the perfect time to break up with plastic! Join your neighbors in the growing trend of reusing and refusing plastic to help create a healthier environment.

Plastic production burns fossil fuels, creates air pollution, releases greenhouse gases, and can take an entire lifetime to break down. Since the majority of plastic is used for convenience, preparation is key. Don’t leave home without these reusable items: bag, straw, water bottle, coffee mug, utensils, and containers.

Using reusable items can make a huge difference, especially with the changing international recycling laws. The Fremont Recycling Program is no longer able to recycle loose or bundled plastic bags. Therefore, plastic bags must be thrown in the trash bin instead of the recycling. This change is in response to export restrictions and recycling policies that limit what recyclables can be shipped to international markets. While these changes are causing a rippling effect worldwide and are impacting Fremont as well, the answer and solution is easy: let’s use less plastic.

To make a change this World Environment Day, the City of Fremont is encouraging residents to take the Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition’s ‘Reuse To Go’ pledge. By taking the pledge, you will be entered to win your own zero waste kit!

Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition is a City of Fremont partner and represents over 40 Bay Area cities, counties, and public agencies working together on waste reduction and behavior change media campaigns.

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