Tell Rep. Higgins: Cosponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

Please call Representative Brian Higgins now to urge him to co-sponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021.

1. Dial Rep. Higgins's D.C. office at (202) 225-3306. If you can't get through, try his Buffalo office at (716) 852-3501.

2. When someone answers or if you're instructed to leave a voicemail, you can use your own words or the script below:

"Hi, my name is YOUR NAME.

I'm calling from YOUR TOWN/CITY to ask Representative Higgins to co-sponsor the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act (H.R. 2238).

I'm very concerned about the growing amount of plastic that's littering our oceans and rivers, filling up landfills, hurting wildlife, and polluting our air, water, soil and bodies. Plastic is also speeding up climate change dramatically.

The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act is the only bill yet introduced in Congress that will actually address our growing plastic pollution crisis by reducing the amount of plastic produced and shifting more responsibility to manufacturers to deal with the mess their products create, as well as pausing unnecessary new plastic production to slow climate change.

I hope Representative Higgins will co-sponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act without delay and be a leader in confronting this scary environmental and public health crisis."

3. Thank the staffer for taking your call.

4. Then please take 5 seconds to fill out the form on the right to let us know how your call went. It is so helpful for us to know what you're hearing.

91% of plastic is never recycled.

More than 350 million metric tons of plastic are produced each year.

The United States generates more plastic waste than any country in the world.

Emissions from U.S. plastics production could exceed emissions from coal-fired power plants by 2030.

The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 (BFFPPA) builds on successful statewide laws across the U.S. and outlines practical plastic reduction strategies to realize a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable future. The federal bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA), represents the most comprehensive set of policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis ever introduced in Congress.

Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to help protect our oceans, wildlife, soil, air, climate, and bodies from plastic pollution.

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