Tell the Biden administration: Keep single-use plastics out of our national parks

We visit America's national parks to see nature and escape the noise and pollution of modern life.

But even in national parks, you're likely to see a vivid reminder of our planet's pollution problem: trash cans overflowing with plastic waste. One National Park Service spokesperson estimated that the agency manages more than 100 million pounds of waste from visitors each year -- roughly equivalent to the weight of 250 blue whales. Of that waste, roughly 17% is plastic, much of which will never be recycled.

National parks are the last places where we should find single-use plastic pollution. That's why I'm urging you to ban the sale of single-use plastics from America's national parks.