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Stop Plastic Pollution from Oregon

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We need to find alternatives to plastic for most applications.  We need different recycling or reuse methods.  Pyrolysis can return plastic to usable oil.  Dean Sigler, Aloha OR

The plastics are killing ocean sea life and polluting our waters.  Plastics taking over the landscape.  It is not natural and is very overwhelming. When people leaving plastic fishing nets, sea life struggle and destroy our most beautiful ocean. It would be better to keep our waters clear of population. Plus, help all of us to have a greater knowledge of being able to help out to reduce plastic pollution.  Barbara Gurscke, Central Point Oregon OR

The health of the inhabitants on this planet depend on it.  So many chemicals are released into our water and soil to contaminate people, animals and our food. I’m not worried about me!  I’m worried about our future population and other species. Monica Gilman, Estacada OR

It’s killing everything I love!  m. lee zucker, Eugene OR

Plastic is extraordinarily harmful to all inhabitants of this planet. The amount of animals that die from ingesting or getting strangled/choked by it is disgusting and deeply saddening. The fact that it takes an incredibly long time to degrade and its production causes cancer and other diseases is sickening. We can do better. We have millions of brilliant minds that can invent/produce more environmentally sustainable replacements.  Please support this bill and my future kids will have a healthier, greener planet. Yara Tethys, Eugene OR

Plastic is terribly destructive and it is forever! It would help me live a more authentic life that is not life destroying and sustainable. We must leave behind the disconnected lives we live with blinders that hide us from the truth of how we try to live a life apart from the natural world. Charlie Graham, Hillsboro OR

The world, including America, is overwhelmed with plastic bags, wrappers and packaging materials!  This must stop!  Henry Jones, Hood River OR

Single use plastics are overused and result in trash that is harmful to our wildlife and our planet. The benefits would be huge since the quality of our land and waterways, as well as the health of our wildlife, would markedly improve. Nancy Fleming, Lake Oswego OR

Plastic is chocking our planet and our wildlife. This substance won’t degrade for centuries. We must curtail the use of plastic immediately. It is important to mandate stringent legislation to curb plastic use in an effort to improve the health of our oceans and wildlife. Nancy Fleming, Lake Oswego OR

Because plastic is Toxic and it Never goes away! This bill would eliminate the constant anxiety associated with having to purchase products that I know will end up in our landfills, streams, rivers and oceans. Debra Saude, Lincoln City OR

Plastic use is destroying every area of our existence. Animals, plants, and (eventually) humans are affected with illness and death. We can and must do better. I use all containers for waste. If I open a bag of frozen vegies, coffee, etc., or a box of crackers, bag of bread, etc. I use those containers for scraps of garbage. I can close them with twist ties, or whatever closing the container may already have. I’ve gone 2 months without changing the plastic liner in my kitchen waste can or any others in my home. In other words, I reuse trash to hold the trash. Vivian Dowell, Medford OR

The plastics in our environment takes years to break down and those tiny particles end up in water, food and then in our bodies. Our future is at stake! I think everyone’s health would improve! Bruce Bauer, Medford OR

Plastic pollution is killing sea animals who ingest it. It is destroying the beauty of beaches. No turtle, fish, bird or whale should have to eat plastic. I don’t want a world without these animals. I don’t want plastics to contribute to suffering or stand by and see it happen.  The bill will stop plastics and dyes from paper products from getting into waterways, which can then seep into groundwater and drinking water.  The prevention of plastic pollution will make the places we care about cleaner, safer, and more attractive. Laura Hanks, Milwaukie OR

Plastic is a very long-lasting pollutant and leaks harmful chemicals into our environment, as well as being ingested by many creatures large and small. It is harmful when ingested, so it damages any creature who consumes it, including people, who ingest animals that are contaminated with plastic. It would help give me alternatives to plastic packaging by forcing or encouraging companies to provide these alternatives. April Atwood, Portland OR

Life on earth is more important than the convenience of using plastic. We must do this for the health of ourselves and our planet. I hope more and more stores and their suppliers, and restaurants find other ways to package their goods. I want my children and grandchildren to inherit a healthy and inhabitable planet with oceans rich in sea life, and the air free of plastic nanoparticles. Karen Deora, Portland OR

We need to drastically reduce plastic for ourselves, the environment and the wildlife that have been so affected by our negligence to their wellbeing. Plastic shows up in people and animals. Biodiversity reduces pandemics, like Covid-19. Having healthy places for wildlife protects everyone. Birth Control should be universal, not plastics. When we reduce plastics in our home, we reduce the burden going into landfills. We reduce plastics in the ocean and going to third world countries. I do not believe there is ANY difference between myself and a person in Cambodia or Cameroon, we need to NOT PASS POLLUTION ONTO POOR PEOPLE. Nina French, Portland OR

Plastic pollution is destroying our environment and the creatures living in it. This is it. There is no plan B. Stop the pollution. Now. The Break Free from Plastic Pollution bill would significantly reduce the production of disposable, wasteful products in the United States. Less plastic production will use less fossil fuels, like coal and natural gas. Less manufacturing of these single-use and disposable products will decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Susanna Askins, Portland OR

Plastic is a horrible pollution. It kills wildlife. I could easily live without plastic. I was born in the40s and we lived very well without plastic. Nancy Cushwa, Portland OR

Plastic pollution is killing wildlife, poisoning the ground, infiltrating the oceans and harming waterways and sea life. It is WAY past time to set limits on what kinds can be used and where. Scientists have come up with plastic substitutes that are biodegradable!  Annabelle Herbert, Portland OR

We just watched a repeat on Oregon Field Guide about how much plastic is in the ocean, and how many animals are dying because of it.  We MUST do something to stop this pollution!  Please!!  Elaine Priday, Powell Butte OR

The importance to reduce plastic pollution is simple – IT IS KILLING WILDLIFE, and it is passing on to humans through food creatures that ingest it. Plastic pollution is destroying habitat and those creatures who live there. Habitat should be clean, not treated as a dumping ground!  Diana Saxon, Salem OR

Plastic kills. This bill improves health. Dean Shrock, Yachats OR

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