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Traveling Up to Albany to Push for Less Plastic

On May 2, Beyond Plastics hosted a grassroots lobby day in Albany. Over 200 plastics activists from all over the state joined to meet with their officials and ask them to support bills that would reduce plastic waste and pollution!

Our team had four meetings with New York Assemblymembers. We met with the offices of Assemblymembers Thiele, Solages, Lavine, and Ramos to ask for their support on two very important bills. We hope they will pass a Bigger, Better Bottle Bill and a strong Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill in NY, which would mean less debris on our beaches. Environmental justice and climate change were also a big part of our conversations. 

Jenna Matt Ny Lobby Day May 2023Eastern Long Island Chapter Coordinator Jenna Schwerzmann with our Mid-Atlantic Region Policy Manager Matt Gove!

We had so much fun collaborating with other environmentalists from NYPIRG, South Shore Audubon, Beyond Plastics and more! Special thanks to the Beyond Plastics team for organizing such a huge event!