Save Our Seas 2.0 Act Sent to President for Signature

On December 1, 2020, by unanimous consent, the US Senate approved S.1982, the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act and sent it to the President for signature  – The bill had been previously approved by voice vote by the US House of Representatives – The text of the bill is here: – The bill is too complex to summarize here; however, some of its provisions address “Combating Marine Debris,” establishment of a “Genius Prize for Save Our Seas Innovations,” “Enhanced Global Engagement,” and “Improving Domestic Infrastructure to Prevent Marine Debris

The bill requires a “Study on effects of microplastics in food supplies and sources of drinking water,” a report “… on opportunities for innovative uses of plastic waste … [development of a] Strategy for improving post-consumer materials management and water management … [a] Report on economic incentives to spur development of new end-use markets for recycled plastics … [and a] Report on minimizing the creation of new plastic waste …” #PlasticWaste #Recycling #PlasticPackaging #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging