Picture it now: It’s you, in the faded light of your kitchen, dutifully rinsing out that plastic container that you didn’t even want to get but the store gave to you anyway, carefully dabbing it dry, and then placing it in its proper recycling container.
Rejoice, plastic container scrubbers: A new federal bill introduced on Tuesday could make your diligent recycling efforts a thing of the past.
The bill, called the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act, was introduced by Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico and Representative Alan Lowenthal of California. It’s huge in scope: The bill is calling for the kinds of bans and limitations — like the reduced production of certain single-use plastics — that have yet to receive this level of attention at the federal level. Read more…
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