Harbor Commissioners Pass Plastic Bag Resolution

Harbor Commissioners Pass Plastic Bag Resolution

Port of Hueneme, Calif., April 12, 2013 - A plastic bag resolution was passed on Monday by the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the Oxnard Harbor District. The Commissioners urge the restriction of single-use plastic bags.

Resolution No. 1106 reads:

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS OF THE OXNARD HARBOR DISTRICT ENCOURAGING ALL STATE, COUNTY, MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT GOVERNMENTS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH RESTRICTING THE USE OF SINGLE USE NON-COMPOSTABLE PLASTIC BAGS

WHEREAS most plastic pollution at sea starts out on land as street and sidewalk litter and;

WHEREAS after plastic enters the marine environment it degrades into smaller pieces that sea life often mistakes for food sometimes with fatal results and;

WHEREAS the Oxnard Harbor District in seeking to be a vital custodian of the ocean has taken great steps to reduce its environmental impact and;

WHEREAS single use plastic bags are a major contributor to ocean pollution;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Harbor Commissioners of the Oxnard Harbor District takes a position supporting efforts to restrict the single use non-compostable plastic bag.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Oxnard Harbor District encourages all State, County, Municipal and District governmental agencies within the State of California to restrict the use of single use non-compostable plastic bags.

APPROVED, ADOPTED AND SIGNED this 8th day of April 2013.

Learn more at the Port of Hueneme website.

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