Report | February, 2023
Americans are Sick of Single-Use Plastic Pollution, Poll Finds
In February 2023, Oceana released a nationwide poll (link to results below) revealing that most Republican and Democratic voters are concerned about single-use plastics and support reducing both the production and use of these products. Included among the key findings: 73% of American voters support a pause in building new plastic production facilities; 82% support protecting people in neighborhoods affected by pollution from production facilities; and 82% support reducing the federal government’s use of single-use plastic.
The poll, conducted by the nonpartisan polling company Ipsos, surveyed 1,000 American adults from across the U.S. between Dec. 12 and 19, 2022. Results showed broad bipartisan support for policies that require companies to reduce single-use plastic packaging, increase the use of reusable packaging, hold companies accountable for plastic waste, and limit plastic waste exports to other countries.
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