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Restrictions on Plastics Workgroup

Mission: Support state efforts to implement a variety of restrictions on plastic packaging and products by:

  • Facilitating discussions about the various restrictions, how state agencies are defining key terms, and state rulemaking activities and challenges
  • Supporting information sharing on state activities to enforce restrictions on plastic products, such as single use bags, straws, and polystyrene sulfonate packaging and food ware
  • Provide a forum for sharing lessons learned from state initiatives to promote compliance and enforce the restrictions, fostering insights about what strategies are working or not, collaborating on tools and outreach materials
  • Identify metrics that effectively measure results and communicate impacts
  • Share legislative proposals and enacted statutes

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Sherrill Baldwin

Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Brian Beneski
Megan Pryor

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Mike Hastry
Sonya Silcox

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Amy Bloomfield
Gary Feinland
Glenn Hewitt
Kayla Montanye

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Robert Schmidt

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Alyssa Eiklor
Barb Schwendtner

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NEWMOA Contact
Melissa Lavoie