Not only have we generated so much plastic trash that we need to send it overseas; now, the countries we've been sending it to have stopped taking it.
Recycling isn't enough anymore. We need to start sharply reducing our plastic consumption -- and that means banning the worst forms of single-use plastic outright, state by state.
Let's start with single-use polystyrene foam, one of the most environmentally destructive and hardest-to-recycle plastics out there. Tell your state senator to support a statewide ban today.