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Market News Plastics responds to ‘Save our Seas 2.0 Act’

| Editor: Steffen Donath

The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) President & CEO Tony Radoszewski issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act:

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Protection of the environment is one of the largest challenges the world faces today.
Protection of the environment is one of the largest challenges the world faces today.
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“We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act. It is a testament to the bipartisan agreement that we all need to do more to protect our oceans. The plastics industry and its more than one million American workers strongly support this legislation and applaud the work of its sponsors Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and champions in the House, Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR 1st District) and Don Young (R-AK At-Large District).

“Senators Sullivan and Whitehouse will be sitting down for a discussion at the Global Plastics Summit (GPS) later this month to talk about the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act and the next steps that could take place in marine debris cleanup and prevention. We’re honored to welcome the Senators to the summit, and we look forward to building on this momentum and continuing to find innovative approaches to advancing our shared sustainability goals.”

Plastics leads several sustainability projects such as the New End Market Opportunities (NEMO) for Film Asphalt Project, NEMO for End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Recycling Project, Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) and more. Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX 8th District) will also be speaking at the Global Plastics Summit in October — addressing federal trade and other policy topics important to the 8th largest U.S. industry.

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