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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.


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.


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.