Every day there are news stories about the plastic waste strewn on coastlines and ensnaring wildlife in waterways across the world. But these devastating effects are just part of the harmful impacts that plastics have caused on people and the planet.
Plastic production and incineration emits toxic air pollutants and millions of tons of greenhouse gases. Oil and gas industries want to ramp up plastic production in the coming decade to keep a demand in place for fossil fuels and line their pockets with more profits.
More plastic production will fuel the climate crisis and increase pollution that severely threatens the health of fenceline communities, disproportionately impacting Black, Indigenous, and Latino communities.
The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act tackles these problems at many levels.
This ground-breaking legislation is bringing solutions that have helped curb waste at state and local levels to a national scale.
The bill contains a suite of provisions that would:
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