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Ocean plastic pollution is a problem—a big problem—for the health of the ocean and ocean wildlife. In California, we're making progress by tackling the problem on several fronts.
Right now, the Legislature is close to passing the nation's strongest law to eliminate the use of non-biodegradable microbeads in consumer products. In recent years, cities and counties throughout California have banned single-use plastic bags. And in 2014, California enacted a statewide ban on disposable plastic shopping bags, authored by three of the Aquarium's 2015 Ocean Champion Award winners—Secretary of State (and former state senator) Alex Padilla, State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and State Senator Ricardo Lara.
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