Plastic Waste – House Subcommittee Hearing held July 7

On July 7, 2020, the Subcommittee on Environment of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a virtual “Briefing on Effects of Plastic Production and Pollution on Americans’ Health During Coronavirus Crisishttps://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/subcommittee-to-hold-briefing-on-effects-of-plastic-production-and-pollution-on – Witnesses were to discuss how “... the coronavirus pandemic and air pollution caused by the plastics industry, are disproportionately affecting low-income, minority communities … [and] emerging research on the disastrous long-term health impacts of consumption of microplastics, including through single-use plastic bottles of water …” – Expected witnesses were: Judith Enck, President, Beyond Plastics, Former EPA Regional Administrator; Monique Harden, Assistant Director of Law and Public Policy, Community Engagement Program Manager, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice; Kimberly Terrell, Ph.D, Staff Scientist, Tulane Environmental Law Clinic; Yvette Arellano, Policy Research and Grassroots Advocate, Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services; and Carroll Muffett, President & CEO, Center for International Environmental Law #PlasticWaste #MicroPlastics #PlasticPackaging