California Adopts First-in-Nation Microplastics Reduction Policy

Adriana Caldarelli

California on Wednesday became the first state to adopt a comprehensive strategy for the reduction of microplastics, part of a broad effort to protect the state’s marine environment. The strategy provides a multiyear roadmap that incorporates a two-track approach toward managing California’s microplastic pollution. The first of the two tracks comprise 22 immediate steps that include both “no regrets” actions and multi-benefit solutions for microplastic reduction and management. Retrofit of stormwater infrastructure is included in those strategies.

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