This summer, we are conducting a “trash trawl” in the bay to look for microplastics lurking in our own backyard in Narragansett Bay from July 18-22. The goal is to figure out how much microplastic pollution there is in the bay, where the most plastic can be found, and ultimately, what we can do to stop it from entering our waters to begin with. Follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter and Social Media using using #narragansettbay #trashtrawl.
Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.
Clean Water Action will be proposing legislation in the 2017 Rhode Island General Assembly session that will provide full transparency for consumers without requiring formulations or creating conflicts with current law. The measure would require disclosure of all ingredients on the manufacturer’s web site without having specific amounts or combinations revealed; just a list of everything contained in the product so people can make an informed choice about the personal care products they use.