June 14, 2024

Virginia Executive Order 77 regarding use of plastics – Phase 1 REMINDER

Effective this Wednesday July 21, all executive branch state agencies, including state institutions of higher education, and their contractors (who operate on their campuses) shall discontinue buying, selling, or distributing these specific items:

  • disposable plastic bags
  • single-use plastic and polystyrene food service containers
  • plastic straws and cutlery
  • single-use plastic bottled water
  • Glitter/confetti
  • Plastic table cloths
  • Balloons of any type

Existing inventories, purchased prior to this communication may be distributed until supplies are exhausted.

Additionally, please consider immediately finding alternatives to the following items:

  • K-cups or single use beverage “pods”
  • Single use plastic promotional items

Have specific questions?

Contact GreenUMW@umw.edu