A comprehensive new Congressional bill to tackle the plastic pollution crisis was recently introduced in Congress. We need your help to move it forward. The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act would:
- Phase out throwaway plastics made from fossil fuels;
- Hold the plastic industry responsible for its waste, and
- Pause construction on any new plastic-making plants.
TCE is participating in a national day of action today on Wednesday, July 22 to urge members of Congress to support this bold plastics bill.
Call your U.S. Congressional Representative now. Use the calling script below to ask your Representative to co-sponsor the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act!
More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year, drowning wildlife and wrecking ecosystems. The cost to human health has also been enormous, especially in low-income communities and communities of color where the majority of plastic-making facilities and plastic-burning incinerators are located. These frontline communities experience the worst impacts of toxic fumes being spewed along the entire plastic lifecycle!
The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act will address the plastic pollution crisis and protect our communities and wildlife to create a healthier, more equitable future for us all.
Call your Representatives in the following key US Congressional Districts
Houston District 7 Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, 202-225-2571
Houston District 9 Rep. Al Green, 202-225-7508
San Antonio to Lower Rio Grande Valley District 15 Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, 202-225-2531
San Antonio District 20 Rep. Joaquin Castro, 202-225-3236
San Antonio to Laredo District 28 Rep. Henry Cuellar, 202-225-1640
South Dallas District 30 Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 202-225-8885
Northeast Dallas District 32 Rep. Colin Z.Allred, 202-225-2231
Forth Worth to Dallas District 33 Rep. Marc A.Veasey, 202-225-9897
Hello. My name is ____________ and I live in ______________.
I’m calling to ask Representative _________ to co-sponsor the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act.
This bill addresses the plastic pollution crisis with the urgency it requires. For too long, plastic producers have been profiting while they continue polluting our water, air, and communities. Meanwhile, taxpayers like me pay the bill to clean up the industry’s mess … and we’re tired of it!
This bill will reduce waste across our country by phasing out certain plastic products, placing additional responsibility on manufacturers for waste management, and pausing unnecessary new plastic production.
Please let your boss know that constituents like me want them to co-sponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act today.
This is your chance to be a leader in confronting the plastic pollution crisis. This matters deeply to your constituents.
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Thank you for taking action!