October 2, 2018 (PROVIDENCE, RI) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today after being selected to serve on Governor Raimondo’s Task Force to Tackle Plastics in Rhode Island. The task force will determine how the Ocean State can reduce and eliminate its reliance on single-use plastics and the harmful pollution created by these materials.
”Plastics create unsightly litter on land and are deadly in our oceans,” said Amy Moses, Vice President and Director of CLF Rhode Island. “Single-use plastics are made from fossil fuels and pollute our environment at every stage of their manufacture, use and disposal. We can’t recycle our way out of this problem. Rhode Island needs to ban these materials, and this task force is an important step in the right direction.”
For more information about CLF’s take on plastic pollution in Rhode Island, click here.
CLF experts are available for further comment.