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Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act debuts in Congress, instigating packaging EPR debate

By E.A. Crunden Photo by Greenpeace

The bill would establish a national container deposit system, ban single-use plastic products and set recycled content requirements. Staunch opposition is expected from industry trade groups.

02/11/20
                                                               

Letter of Endorsement for the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

By Janis Searles Jones/CEO

Dear Senator Udall and Congressman Lowenthal:

It is my privilege to write on behalf of Ocean Conservancy to express our strong support for the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, a bold proposal to address the growing threat of plastic pollution. We applaud your leadership and your willingness to tackle such a complex and pressing issue.

02/10/20
                                                               

Federal Bill Seeks to Make Companies Responsible for Plastic Waste

By Michael Corkery Photo by Chang W. Lee/NYT

The legislation, to be introduced Tuesday, has little chance of becoming a law, but the effort shows the increased influence of environmental groups in taking on recycling issues.

02/10/20