BREAKING: Groundbreaking Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act launches!

From 5gyres.org, “Senator Udall (D-NM) and Representative Lowenthal (D-CA) introduce groundbreaking legislation that tackles the plastic pollution crisis head on. The act calls for a national bottle bill, bans certain polluting products, temporarily pauses the development of new plastic facilities, sets new standards for minimum recycled content, institutes a carryout bag fee, prevents waste from being shipped overseas, requires manufacturers to collect and recycle materials, and protects existing state policy designed to curb the use of single-use plastic.”

Read more here: Ground-Breaking Federal Legislation Tackles the Root of the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Here’s another article from Resource Recycling: Legislation pushing national bottle bill hits Congress

Here is a lot of good information from the Container Recycling Institute’s newsletter.

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