Virginia to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic
Virginia’s Long-Term Plan to Eliminate Unnecessary Plastic with Executive Order 77
Virginia is taking a big step to phase out single-use plastic bags and other disposable items.
An executive order recently signed by the Governor lays out a tiered plan that will reduce a lot of unnecessary disposable plastic items by 2025.
Details of the Order
Executive order 77 will prevent executive branch agencies, like state agencies, colleges, and universities from purchasing, selling, and distributing specific disposable items by this summer.
The measure includes single-use plastic bags and water bottles, as well as plastic and polystyrene food service containers, straws, and cutlery.
The order calls to completely eliminate all non-medical single-use plastic and Styrofoam items by 2025.
Plastic is Bad for the Planet
Virginia’s executive order is intended to help reduce waste and eliminate the trash headed to landfills.
Plastic does not biodegrade, so when it ends up in a landfill, it is there to stay. As more and more plastic piles up, the landfill will grow and the plastic may even slow down the process of biodegradable items from breaking down.
Essentially, disposable plastic in landfills causes the landfill to fill up more quickly and prevents items that can break down from doing so in a quick and effective way.
Landfills reaching capacity is a big problem and through responsible management, it is possible to extend the life of existing landfills. This measure will eliminate items that would more than likely end up in a landfill.
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