Representative Rob Nosse

“I think it is sort of intuitive that we care for the coast, and we all appreciate the beach when it is more pristine and beautiful.”

Nancy Nordman

“I think waste is very representative of how we interact with the world and think about the world. It is very symbolic. And unlike other problems that seem so enormous, it seems manageable.”

Beverly Stein

“In Oregon there is a strong interest in environmental protection, we can promote this idea beyond Oregon and lead others in a fight against plastic pollution.”

Amy Rathfelder and Pete Chism-Winfield

“I think it’s really important to get straws out of our waterways. The Pacific Ocean is a defining part of our state, and Oregonians gravitate towards the coast and other natural areas in Oregon.”

Marcus Hinz

“We are finding plastics in what should be totally natural areas. This is not only unpleasant, but also we know that plastics are deadly for wildlife.”

Anna Richie

“Oregon’s commitment to environmentalism is what makes it so special. Its incredible access to nature, grassroots activism, and sense of community around protecting the environment is what makes it different from other states.”

Kevan Ridgeway

“It is incredibly important that the quality of life for Oregon Coast residents and the quality of experience for visitors are not negatively impacted by marine debris.”