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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.

The world is waking up to the need to protect our oceans, beaches, marine life and human health by reducing distribution of single use plastic items like food containers, straws, stirrers, cups and lids. Our region needs to join the countries of the European Union and Canada, states like Maine and Vermont, and other California cities like Berkeley, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach and Palo Alto in drastic reduction of plastic—and soon.

Take The Plastic Free Pledge

Please join us for Plastic Free July to reaffirm our collective commitment to plastic reduction by filling out the pledge form below.

2020 Plastic Free July Events

CEC Webinar Series – Getting Real About Plastic and Recycling
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Labeling a product “recyclable” does not guarantee that it will be recycled. This is particularly true with plastic, which has many different forms – some more easily recycled than others. Of the estimated 35 million tons of plastic waste the U.S. generates each year, only 8.4% is recycled.

In this webinar, we outlined updates to the Ablitt’s program and reviewed the dos and don’ts for our blue recycling bins.

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CEC Webinar Series – Eating, Drinking and Breathing Plastic
July 8, 2020

Plastic trash is invading every corner of our planet — impacting our waterways, oceans, soil, and alarmingly, even our air as tiny particles of airborne “dust.” At a time when we are acutely aware of the importance of a healthy body and strong respiratory systems, how can we decrease our dependence on single-use plastic, especially as the fossil fuel industry works to triple its production by 2025?

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