The NEC’s Madison Peters in the news

Madison Peters, Coastal Cleanup Coordinator at the NEC.
Madison Peters, Coastal Cleanup Coordinator at the NEC.

“Madison Peters, the Coastal Programs Coordinator at the North Coast Environmental Center, said her work has given her a first-hand view of what “single-use addiction” looks like. Peters said during the (annual NEC) coastal cleanup, volunteers pick up “discarded wrappers, plastic lids with straws stuck in them, polystyrene and other trash.” Peters carries reusable utensils with her and encourages others to do the same. “We need to deal with this on a large scale,” Peters said,”a city ordinance is a good place to begin to break the cycle.””

Read more from the Times-Standard: Ban on single-use plastic backed by Arcata Councilmen Pitino, Watson