Plastics Prevention

Plastics are a prevalent material in Arcata's waste stream, but also pose a unique problem when littered due to their persistence in the environment and impacts on our waterways and wildlife. Plastics can be difficult to recycle and the diversity of plastics makes understanding their recyclability confusing. That's why the best solutions keeping plastics out of our local environment and landfill are finding alternatives to plastics and choosing reusable plastics whenever possible.

For more information about better alternatives to plastics, see 5 Gyres' 
"Plastics BAN List".