11:30am, In-person, Salem: In person valentine delivery to legislative offices (this volunteer opportunity is full)
1pm, Virtual or in-person in Salem: Public hearing for plastic pollution bills:
Foam-Free Oregon (Senate Bill 543) would prohibit the use of polystyrene foam foodware including bowls, plates, cups, lids, clamshells, or other containers and prohibit the sale of polystyrene foam packing peanuts and coolers by January 1, 2025. The bill would also prohibit the use of toxic forever chemicals in foodware containers.
Reducing Plastic at the Source (Senate Bill 544) would require producers to reduce the amount of single-use plastic packaging and foodware by 25% over the next decade and move to reusable and refillable packaging.
Enabling Reuse (Senate Bill 545) would update our health code to enable customers to bring reusable and refillable containers for food.