The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act is powerful national legislation. Let’s put even more force behind it.
Use your voice to get us over 100 co-sponsors in the house and senate.
This federal bill will get us to a USA that uses plastic responsibly.
The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act will:
Shift the financial burden of waste management and recycling off municipalities and taxpayers to where it belongs: the companies producing these products;
Require a compressive analysis of the scale of fishing gear losses by domestic and foreign fisheries, including an evaluation of the ecological, human health, and maritime safety impacts of derelict fishing gear, and recommendations on management measures;
Spur massive investments in domestic recycling and composting infrastructure;
Phase out certain single-use plastic products that aren’t recyclable;
Establish minimum recycled content standards;
Launch a national beverage container refund program to bolster recycling rates;
Place a temporary pause on new and expanding plastic facilities until the Environmental Protection Agency updates and creates vital environmental and health regulations to protect frontline and fenceline communities;
Prohibit plastic waste from being exported to developing countries;
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