Senate Bill titled “Save Our Seas 2.0 Act” addresses ocean plastic debris was introduced on June 26, 2019 by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ). The legislation “… seeks to help reduce the creation of plastic waste, find uses for the plastic waste that already exists to keep it from entering the oceans, and spur innovation … The legislation builds on the initial progress made by the Save Our Seas Act”. The original Save Our Seas Act was signed into law on October 11, 2018 by President Trump.
The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act bill is cosponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Tom Carper (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Chris Murphy (D-CT). Download a summary of the legislation.