Virginia’s New Executive Order Calls for Phase-Out of Single-Use Plastics

25 Mar 2021

A new Virginia executive order aims to decrease plastic pollution and reduce the amount of solid waste going to landfills. Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Seventy-Seven Tuesday. According to a release from the governor’s office, the new order puts Virginia on a path to eliminate most single-use plastics at state agencies, colleges and universities, imposing a near-term ban on several common, but unnecessary disposable plastics and requiring the phase-out of other items by 2025. Gov. Northam made the announcement Tuesday at the 31st annual Environment Virginia Symposium hosted by the Virginia Military Institute.

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