Global Marine Litter – US Strategy Announced

On October 19, 2020, EPA released the “U.S Federal Strategy for Addressing the Global Issues of Marine Litter” – “… The strategy highlights the federal government’s four pillars for tackling the issue of marine litter: (1) building capacity, (2) incentivizing the global recycling market, (3) promoting research and development, (4) promoting marine litter removal. It also identifies existing U.S. legal authorities and federal programs already underway … the most effective way to combat marine litter is to prevent and reduce land-based sources of waste from entering our oceans … U.S. actions to address sources of marine litter focus on building capacity, incentivizing the global recycling market, promoting research and development, and promoting marine litter removal …” – The web link to the strategy is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at