Brentwood Launches Campaign Aimed at Reducing Plastic Pollution

Good News Notes:

“The Brentwood Environmental Board (EAB) launched its first major environmental campaign on January 9, aimed at reducing plastic pollution. The campaign is called “Refill Reduce Brentwood” and the idea, sparked by the volunteer board, aims to reduce the number of plastic bottles being used in our city. More than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators every day – a total of about 22 billion last year. The EAB is encouraging all residents and businesses to get on board by carrying their favorite refillable container whenever possible and helping to spread the word by placing a ‘Refill Reduce Brentwood’ sticker on that container.

‘As a society, we have put a lot of emphasis on recycling, but reducing consumption by utilizing reusable containers is essential for effective environmental conservation. Using a refillable container helps to keep our community cleaner, avoids the need for recycling trucks on our roads, and saves the materials used in plastic bottles for more important uses,’ said EAB Chairman David Carden.”

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