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