Dozens of plastic pollution items were found and recovered from San Francisco Bay on June 16, World Sea Turtle Day. This plastic bag, one of the litter items recovered, quickly filled with styrofoam pieces, plastic cups, and the remnants of a baseball cap. Nick Drobac, Executive Director of The Clean Oceans Project, holds the recovered items. Photo: Chris Pincetich
Dozens of plastic pollution items were found and recovered from San Francisco Bay on June 16, World Sea Turtle Day. This plastic bag, one of the litter items recovered, quickly filled with styrofoam pieces, plastic cups, and the remnants of a baseball cap. Nick Drobac, Executive Director of The Clean Oceans Project, holds the recovered items. Photo: Chris Pincetich

Trash Policy

RE: Comment Letter – Trash Amendments

Dear Chair Marcus and Board Members:

On behalf of California Coastkeeper Alliance, Heal the Bay, 7th Generation Advisors, Clean Water Action, Algalita, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club California, Team Marine, Turtle Island Restoration Network, Environment California, WeTap, Planning and Conservation League, Endangered Habitats League, Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation, Azul, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, The Lake Merritt Institute, The Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education, WILDCOAST, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks , Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlife Center, Russian River Watershed Protection Committee, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Earth Law Center, CLEAN South Bay, Coast Action Group, Californians Against Waste, Center for Biological Diversity, 5 Gyres, Coast Action Group, and Golden Gate Audubon Society, we appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (“State Board”) June 2014 draft Trash Amendments (“Amendments”). Generally, we support the Amendments and commend the State Water Board for its leadership on the issue.

Read the full letter here (.pdf).