Ocean Plastic Waste – US Contributions

United States Contributions to Global Ocean Plastic Waste” is the title of a National Academies study sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that began June 2020 and will last for 18 months  –

Committee experts will “… study the United States contributions to global ocean plastic waste, as defined in the draft ‘Save Our Seas Act 2.0’ bill …”  including “… types, sources and geographic variations … prevalence of marine debris and mismanaged plastic waste in saltwater and freshwater United States waterways … import and export of plastic waste to and from the United States … value of a national marine debris tracking and monitoring system and how such a system might be designed and implemented … recommendations on knowledge gaps that warrant further scientific inquiry … [and] Recommend potential means to reduce United States contributions … “ #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging