“Solid Waste: Makers Of Plastic Products Tell Democrats To Back Off”

“Democrats' wide-ranging anti-plastics bill garnered a severe reaction from the plastic industry after Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California introduced the legislation yesterday.

The “Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act” incorporates 10 measures, including a three-year pause on permits for new plastic plants, a ban on some single-use products and shifting the cost of recycling from taxpayers to plastic-producing companies (E&E Daily, Feb. 11).

“Our planet is being pumped full of plastic by big corporations who get off scot-free,” Udall said at yesterday's bill unveiling.”

James Marshall reports for E&E Daily February 12, 2020.