Ben Allen

California State Senator

California State Senator representing the 26th district, Westside, Hollywood and the South Bay communities of Los Angeles County.

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Plastic waste keeps piling up. Is anyone working on a plan to stop using it?

What will fix our plastic problem?

Plastic waste keeps piling up. Is anyone working on a plan to stop using it?

from The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast

California will reduce production of single-use plastics by 25% over the next decade, thanks to a bill from Sen. Ben Allen that Gov. Newsom signed into law last month.

CA to plastics producers: You must help solve the waste problem

California will reduce production of single-use plastics by 25% over the next decade, thanks to a bill from Sen. Ben Allen that Gov. Newsom signed into law last month.

from Greater LA

State Senator Ben Allen says, “A lot of these items are theoretically recyclable under perfect conditions, but they're not actually recycled or recyclable under real-world conditions."

Recycling symbol on plastics: State Sen. Ben Allen wants to bring ‘truth to advertising’ with new bill

State Senator Ben Allen says, “A lot of these items are theoretically recyclable under perfect conditions, but they're not actually recycled or recyclable under real-world conditions."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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