Thanks to the support of hundreds of member organizations that make up EII's Break Free From Plastic, a comprehensive new bill that seeks to address corporations' role in the plastic pollution crisis was introduced in the US Congress this month. The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 (Senate Bill 3263, HR 5845) was sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) and others. Watch the video of the moment the bill was introduced!
Earth Island's Plastic Pollution Coalition is asking the public to support the bill by sending a letter to your representative with one click here. Every year, the United States alone burns or buries 32 million tons of plastic and 8 million tons of plastic escapes into the world's oceans. The new bill will tackle the exploding crisis of plastic pollution and transform waste and recycling management in the US.