— 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!
Viola and Reese submitted comments to the Point Reyes Light regarding the story.
“Hi, My name is Viola. I’m 10 and I go to West Marin School and live in Point Reyes Station. A few years ago, me and my friend Reese started a campaign to stop plastic straws in West Marin. Now, Marin County is considering banning single-use plastics in Marin County like plastic forks, spoons, knives, and to-go boxes in addition to plastic straws. I think it is cool that other people are doing things to stop plastics, and it’s not just me and Reese because we actually did a lot of work but with more people trying to stop plastics, it makes a greater impact. Why me and Reese wanted to stop people using plastic straws was because the plastics are hurting animals in the wild, and we do beach cleanups sometimes and we find all of this plastic washed up on the beach and it’s just really sad, and animals eat plastic that’s in the ocean because they think it’s their food and they die because of the plastic inside them. We want to stop animals dying, and we want the oceans not to have any plastic in them. Even if only Marin bans some types of plastics, that would be less animals dying and less plastic in the ocean.” - Viola Seda
- Reese Patton