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We want to empower Norwalk residents to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle plastic in order to work toward a community free of plastic pollution.
The Norwalk Common Council voted unanimously to pass ordinances banning Styrofoam™, plastic stirrers, and straws offered on request only.
The ordinances took effect on April 22, 2020 – Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary.
Click here to read the Styrofoam™ ordinance.
Click here to read the straw and stirrer ordinance.
Photo credit: David B. Fales
Who we are
Skip the Plastic Norwalk is a grassroots group of Norwalk, Connecticut residents dedicated to raising awareness about the toxic effects of single-use plastics on our health, community, waterways, environment, and economy.
What we are doing
Our mission is to empower Norwalk residents to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle plastic in order to work toward a community free of plastic pollution.
Norwalk residents and businesses, please join us in our mission to eliminate single-use plastics from our landfills, streams, oceans, and beaches.
The average time a
plastic bag is used
The amount of plastic that
is properly recycled
The number of years it
takes for plastic to
degrade into microplastics
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