The United States has stood still as the European Union, Thailand, China and numerous other countries put in place national policies to address the growing plastics crisis threatening our oceans. Finally, the U.S. is poised to take an important step, thanks to the introduction of groundbreaking federal legislation.Last month, Sen. Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallIt’s time to bring outdated oil and gas leasing policies into the 21st century Overnight Energy: Murkowski, Manchin unveil major energy bill | Lawmakers grill EPA chief over push to slash agency’s budget | GOP lawmaker accuses Trump officials of ‘playing politics’ over Yucca Mountain Murkowski, Manchin introduce major energy legislation MORE (D-N.M.) and Rep. Alan LowenthalAlan Stuart LowenthalNow is our chance to turn the tide on ocean plastic pollution Greenpeace says many plastics are not actually recyclable A disaster for diplomacy and the Zionist dream MORE (D-Calif.) announced the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 (S. 3263 and H.R. 5845), first-of-its-kind legislation that curbs plastic production and holds plastic producers responsible for the waste they create.If passed, the U.S. would phase out some of the single-use plastics most commonly found polluting our beaches, including plastic carryout bags, polystyrene foodware and plastic utensils. This… Read full this story
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