Southern Oregon University students held a press conference Wednesday promoting their “Wildlife over Waste” campaign. Members of Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) voiced their support for
HB 2883, which would impose a statewide ban on polystyrene. OSPIRG members urged Gov. Kate Brown to support the bill and community members to contact representatives to gain their support.
“Single-use plastics were made to make things easier, and they have certainly done their job in that respect,” said Nina Friedman, who was one of the student speakers. “These plastics stay in landfills or get blown into rivers and oceans where their biodegradation time is estimated between 450 years to never.”