Tell Congress: Protect our national parks
It’s not enough to say “Leave No Trace” — we need to take action to protect our parks from single-use plastics.
Plastic pollution is piling up in national parks.
While hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, standing under the giant trees of Sequoia National Park, or climbing the red rocks of Arches and Canyonlands, the last thing you want to see is plastic trash.
Yet every year, our national parks are polluted with plastic waste. It’s not enough to say “Leave No Trace” — we need to take action to protect our parks from single-use plastics.
The Reducing Waste in National Parks Act aims to do just that: prevent plastic trash from accumulating in our nation’s treasured lands by banning the sale of single-use plastics in our parks.1
This legislation will help keep our parks safe from pollution.
Our national parks protect some of our most precious ecosystems and landscapes: the mountains of the Grand Tetons, the glaciers of Kenai Fjords in Alaska, the mangrove forests of the Everglades, and many more irreplaceable wonders.
We can’t let these treasures be damaged by plastic pollution any longer.
We know we need to reduce plastic waste across the country, and we’re working hard to accomplish that goal.
From calling on big retailers like Amazon and Whole Foods to reduce plastic packaging, to supporting national legislation like the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, Environmental Action is dedicated to reducing plastic waste.
National parks are meant to preserve nature and inspire generations of environmentalists and outdoor adventurers. But we can’t protect wildlife and teach others the beauty of our parks when these wonders are covered in trash.
Our national parks need your help. Take action by calling on your U.S. House representative to protect our parks from single-use plastic.
- Juliana Clejan, “Rep. Quigley Introduces Legislation To Ban Single-Use Plastics From National Parks,” U.S. PIRG, October 8, 2021.