US Contributions to Global Ocean Plastic Waste

The Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies has scheduled an open to the public virtual meeting of its “Committee on United States Contributions to Global Ocean Plastic Waste” for February 16, 2021 to focus “… on tracking and monitoring plastic debris …” – Committee members are “… assessing prevalence of marine debris and mismanaged plastic waste, examining the import and export of plastic waste to and from the United States, and assessing the potential value of a national marine debris monitoring system. In addition, the committee will also develop recommendations on knowledge gaps and recommend potential means to reduce United States contributions to global ocean plastic waste …” – The web link to the virtual meeting is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic