Everyone has the right to be protected from the harmful effects of plastics, whether that be endocrine disrupters, micro-plastics in the air, and bioaccumulation into our food, as well as degradation of the environment. I envision a world where single-use plastics are extinct. Where we only have two waste bins: compost and recycle. And where I can walk along the beach and not see single-use plastics hiding under the sand. To achieve this future requires tough laws banning the production of single-use plastics. We cannot rely on recycling to fix our plastic problem - it simply does not and will not work. This ban would reinvent how we shop and push the innovation of compostable plastics for things that require plastic packaging (ie medical equipment). While most of the big companies would resist such a change, I believe if we pressure the government enough for this, one day it can be done.