Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act reintroduced, plastics industry ramps up opposition

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on Mar 30, 2021 9:12:54 AM
Markets United States of America
Organization SGS Digicomply
Topic Contaminants, residues and contact materials

The bill retains many of its provisions from last year, including a nationwide extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for packaging, minimum recycled content mandates for certain products, a national container deposit system and single-use plastic product bans. It also calls for a three-year pause on issuing permits for new plastics production facilities and chemical recycling plants, a controversial measure that has drawn criticism from the plastics industry.

Tags: plastics, USA, plastic pollution

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