In response to the introduction of The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, the first comprehensive bill in Congress to address the materials production and pollution crisis, World Wildlife Fund released the following statement from Roberta Elias, director of policy:
“The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act will provide the capital and incentives we need to reduce unnecessary waste and work toward a truly circular economy.
“We produce over 335 million tons of plastic each year globally – an amount that is increasing year over year. We need solutions that provide equity to consumers, stop the unchecked leakage of waste, and capture the true value of recycled content. This legislation sets a new level of ambition that will help drive those solutions.
“The bill introduced by Senator Udall and Representative Lowenthal would send the right signals for the production and management of the materials we use each day and positively impact our air, our drinking water, our lands, and our oceans.”