Ben Allen

California State Senator representing Santa Monica

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

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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."

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Plastic breaks up into smaller pieces, and millions of tons of it end up in the oceans every year. It’s in the food chain, including the food people eat.

‘This issue isn’t going away’: Senator Ben Allen on his bill to reduce plastic waste

Plastic breaks up into smaller pieces, and millions of tons of it end up in the oceans every year. It’s in the food chain, including the food people eat.

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Senate Bill 54,    introduced by State Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), aimed to eliminate three-quarters of single-use, or disposable, plastic bags and containers in the next 10…

Why California’s single-use plastic bill is in political limbo

Senate Bill 54, introduced by State Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), aimed to eliminate three-quarters of single-use, or disposable, plastic bags and containers in the next 10…

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