Holding Plastic Producers Accountable for Their Water Pollution

Overview

Plastic Pollution Coalition filed a series of Clean Water Act citizen suits against plastic manufacturers for discharges to waterways that contained plastic and other pollutants. As a result of these lawsuits, Plastic Pollution Coalition obtained settlements to remediate plastic pollution and to mitigate its impacts in the San Francisco Bay watershed.

Significant Developments

March 27, 2015: In the News - The Guardian

It's taken seven years, but California is finally cleaning up microbead pollution: Nonprofits are using the state's new stormater requirements to sue plastic manufacturers for polluting waterways - and they are winning

Project

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Attorneys

Rachel Doughty, Greenfire Law PC

Focus Area

Pollution and Toxics