Plastic Waste – EPA to Fund Marine Debris and Recycling Infrastructure and Education Projects

An April 18, 2022 EPA News Release https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-524-million-investment-improve-health-waterways-and-oceans-biden-harris advises that the Agency will make a “… $542 million investment to reduce pollution and plastic waste in our shared oceans … EPA’s funding is part of a package totaling $895 million that will address marine pollution through the implementation of 21 commitments undertaken by … EPA, the U.S. Agency for International Development, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, the Department of State, the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. EPA’s commitments include $350 million in improvements to recycling infrastructure and education, $132 million for the National Estuary Program in infrastructure improvements to reduce pollutant loadings into freshwater ecosystems and the ocean, and an additional $60 million to support Mississippi River states, Ohio and Indiana …” #PlasticWaste #Recycling

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