Save Our Seas 2.0 Act Enacted into Law

On December 18, 2020, the President signed, enacting into law, S.1982, Public Law No: 116-224, the “Save Our Seas 2.0 Act”  – The bill had been approved by voice vote by both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate– The text of the bill is here:  

– The bill is too complex to summarize; 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