September 24, 2019, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a contract to begin the process to write an ordinance for food vendors to use biodegradable food packing that includes cups, plates, hinge containers, bowls, trays, and cartons. The ordinance would allow durable/reusable, paper or bio-plastic (BPI certified) compostable food ware items. Thank you Supervisor Rodoni for your leadership on this item!
We started with plastic straws, but now we're going to the wider range of plastic utensils and other single-use plastics. They also harm our oceans and hurt marine life, and we don't want that to happen.
On November 27, 2018, Marin County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni came to my class because my class was learning about local government jobs. One of my friends had the job of County Supervisor, so Dennis came to meet and be interviewed by her. After the class interview, Dennis talked to the class and told them how kids can make change in our community.
Tonight, I was invited by Hog Island Oyster to come to their Film Festival as a VIP to talk about plastic straws.
We went to Drakes Beach to pick up trash. Viola and I found a balloon, flip flops, toys, broken bottle, a few straws, and other plastic trash. Richard James, the Coastodian, picked up trash with us and talked to us about trash.
Today, we went to Palace Market and showed Brittany our straw collection that were found on West Marin beaches.
The Palace Market is trying to stop using plastic in the store and switching out with reusable and compostable products.
Today, I went to Lagunitas School to meet with 8th graders. Their names are David and Miles. They are working on a project to ban plastic straws in San Geronimo Valley. Also at the meeting was the school principal (Laura Shain), middle school teacher (Katherine Sanford), and Supervisor Dennis Rodoni and his aide Rhonda.
Today, me and Reese went to Hog Island Oyster Company. What we learned was that they have been using alternative straws for four years!!
Welcome to the No Straw, Please project by Viola and Reese! Our project started in 2018 after we met for the first time on North Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. We both love nature and animals and it makes us sad to find so much plastic on our beaches and in our oceans that is hurting sea life.