New York needs a "polluter pays" model for plastic waste

Companies are using cheap single-use materials to cut back on costs -- and beaches and marine life are paying the price.

It doesn't have to be this way. A New York state bill aims to address the plastic waste crisis by incentivizing companies to use less wasteful materials, and redirecting money from polluters to underfunded recycling programs.

Environment America supports the "polluter pays" model behind this legislation -- but we're advocating for a few changes that would make this bill stronger. Call on your state legislators: Support an amended version of this legislation.

Subject: Support S.1185 with key amendments