. Seek to reduce waste to zero by 2040 by changes to product content, disposal, manufacturing processes, packaging, and resource recovery through recycling and composting.
. Institute a 10-cent national refund requirement for all beverage containers, regardless of material, to be refunded to customers when they return containers.
. Mandate a 75% reduction of single-use packaging and single-use plastic products by 2030, exempting medical and sterile devices.
. Outlaw the production and use of single-use, disposable plastic products.
. Ban single-use plastic bags at retail establishments.
. Ban single-use plastic straws, unless requested for physical or medical condition.
. Prohibit food vendors from distributing plastic utensils.
. Ban polystyrene foam packaging, including for prepared food from food vendors, and the packaging of meat, eggs, bakery products, or other food.
. Mandate GHG reduction targets from fossil energy and industrial sources, including the entire plastic lifecycle.
. Mandate a charge for purchase of recycled paper or reusable bags, except for customers using low-income purchasing programs.
. Mandate that all single-use packaging and priority single-use products offered for sale, sold, distributed, or imported be recyclable or compostable.
. Require plastic beverage containers to include an increasing percentage of recycled content, adding other products after review by National Institute of Standards and Technology.
. Develop EPA standardized recycling and composting labels for products and receptacles to encourage proper sorting and disposal of items.
. Create urban programs to reuse lumber.
. Introduce extended producer responsibility to make producers of plastic products responsible for reducing and recycling.
. Stop new and expanded oil, gas, petrochemical and plastic production infrastructure.
. Ban incineration and open burning of plastic.
. Prevent the export of plastic waste, scrap and pairings to non-OECD countries, many of whom have been a major source of ocean plastic pollution due to their inability to manage the waste.
. Put moratorium on new plastic production facilities, pending review of environmental impacts of existing facilities, and require existing facilities to eliminate plastic pollution.
. Mandate consumer rights to lasting and durable products, repair within a minimum statutory warranty, and recyclability.