Science-Based Policies and Existing Laws—ACC
Promote comprehensive science-based policies and enforcement of existing laws to prevent marine litter.
ACC has supported California legislation that prevents litter, reduces waste and promotes recycling including California’s plastic pellet containment law (AB 258) and the plastic bag take back law (AB 2449).
In November 2007, ACC hosted a Marine Debris Solutions Workshop in La Jolla, California. Workshop participants, which included federal and state government officials, scientists, academics, and representatives from non-governmental organizations, developed a consensus-based “solutions agenda,” which included, promoting key partnerships, education to prevent litter, and efforts to increase recycling. » learn more