Plastic Polluted Ocean

plastics working group


  • Advocate to Local, State, and Federal officials and agencies regarding specific policies and bills. 

  • Prevent new Plastics manufacturing facilities from being permitted or built in Texas or adjoining states.

  • Engage with other organizations to mobilize support, volunteers, and advocacy of the goals of the Plastic Working Group.

Brian Hasenbauer

Group Chair

Brittany Baum

Group Co-Chair

Ryan Hamilton

Group Co-Chair

Next Meeting:

Thursday, August 26th at 5:30 PM

Featuring: Maia Corbitt - President, Texans for Clean Water 
Remember when kids collected bottles and cans for cash?  Now, we can do it for plastic.
States from Iowa to Maine, have successfully implemented a free-market, no-tax solution to plastic waste and litter: A Rebate Program that has produced extraordinary results over the years.


Upcoming event: Trinity River Guided Canoe Tour 
Saturday, August 28th 
8 AM 

California Crossing Blvd
1633 California Crossing Rd
Dallas, TX 75220 

Start at California Crossing and go 3-1/2 miles to Frasier Dam
Bring a bottle of water, insect spray, and sun protection.
We will be providing grabbers and trash bags for a bit of recreational trash pickup along the way.

We have spots for 7 canoers
Please RSVP to and spots are on a first-come basis.

June Meeting Highlights

The Future of Fossil Fuels: Plastics?
Presentation by: Peter BellaThe Future of Fossil Fuels: Plastics?

Presentation by: Peter Bella
Former Director Natural Resources Department, Alamo Area Council of Governments (retired)

Also, we had a discussion on the next steps for a No-Plastic Waste Company Database:

Meeting Recap Video