Plastic Waste Legislation Introduced in Congress

On February 11, 2020, identical bills, titled “Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020” were introduced in the House, HR 5845, and Senate, S 3263 - The bill would require “… producers of covered products (packaging, containers, food service products and paper) to design, manage, and finance programs to collect and process product waste that would normally burden state and local governments …” – Actually, the bill would “… amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to reduce the production and use of certain single-use plastic products and packaging, to improve the responsibility of producers in the design, collection, reuse, recycling, and disposal of their consumer products and packaging, to prevent pollution from consumer products and packaging from entering into animal and human food chains and waterways, and for other purposes …” – The Senate version of the bill is here – A summary of the bill is here: #PlasticWaste #FoodPackaging #Recycling #SingleUsePlastic