Plastic Waste – S.5163 “Protecting Communities from Plastics Act” introduced and referred to Senate EPW Committee

A December 1, 2022 Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) news release advises that S.5163, the “Protecting Communities from Plastics Act” has been introduced in the Senate, and referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee – The legislation would “… crack down on the plastic production process … to address the harmful environmental justice impacts … and moving our economy away from an overreliance on single-use plastic. It establishes stricter rules for petrochemical plants to safeguard the health of American communities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions ... The bill would also begin to shift the U.S. economy away from its dependence on certain single-use plastics, creating new nationwide targets for plastic source reduction and reuse in the packaging and food service sectors. These targets are paired with federal incentives to spur expansion of reusable and refillable systems …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticReuse