NPS plans to phase out all single-use plastics by 2032, but the nonprofit says the time frame is too long.
“The Park Service’s plan is a disappointing ‘plan to plan’ without any near-term steps for meaningful plastic reduction,” Rocky Mountain PEER Director Chandra Rosenthal said. “This plan is strong on time-consuming bureaucracy and short on any concrete actions.”
They also note their plan is weaker than any other proposed by Interior Department agencies. The Bureau of Land Management plans to implement a reduction by 2027.