GSA, “America’s Buyer,” Seeks Public Comments on its Role in Reducing Single Use Plastics

On July 7, 2022, the US General Services Administration (GSA) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/07/07/2022-14403/general-services-administration-acquisition-regulation-gsar-single-use-plastics-and-packaging upon which public comments are due by September 6, 2022, seeking “… public feedback pertaining to the use of plastic consumed in both packaging and shipping, as well as other single-use plastics … that are used and then immediately disposed of once the item is delivered … As America’s Buyer, GSA is interested in its potential to play a supporting role including by reducing single use plastics. GSA has taken some initial internal policy steps towards a leadership role in using the Federal Government’s buying power towards this goal … GSA will consider comments received … in future rulemaking …” #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticWaste #Recycling @USGSA