BACKGROUND: On April 9th, AB 2779 (Stone and Calderon) will be heard in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. AB 2779 CONNECT THE CAP will ensure that all of the bottles collected in California’s bottle deposit/ CRV program have caps connected so they don’t escape into the environment and add to the ocean plastic pollution problem.
In response to public pressure in the 1970s, the beverage Industry redesigned the aluminum pull tab on soda cans to help solve the litter problem their cans were creating. Then they transitioned beverage packaging almost entirely to plastic, and recreated the SAME problem. Rather than fix it, the beverage industry (primarily Coca Cola and Pepsi) have decided it’s easier to fight (legislation) than switch (the design of their polluting plastic bottles).
HELP US get AB 2779 to the Assembly Floor!
There are two things you can do.
1) Send a support letter!! Email your letter to: Elizabeth.MacMillan@asm.ca.gov andNicole.Hisatomi@asm.ca.gov
2) Call your State Legislator and Express Support for AB 2779!!
Look up your District and State Representative here:
Local San Diego Representatives:
71 st District – Randy Voepel – 619-258-7737
75th District – Marie Waldron – 760-480-7570
76th District – Rocky Chavez – 760-433-7601
77th District – Brian Maienschein – 858-675-0077
78th District – Todd Gloria – Tel: (619) 645-3090
79th District – Shirley Weber – Tel: (619) 531-7913
80th District – Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Tel: 619-338-8090