Congress passes Save Our Seas Act

18 Oct 2018

From Recycling Today by Kelly Maile

The Senate and House by unanimous vote passed the Save Our Seas Act of 2018, which reauthorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program and calls for the U.S. government’s help in supporting international waste management solutions to reduce marine debris. 

In statements this week, the Plastics Industry Association and the American Chemistry Council, both based in Washington, applauded Congress for passing the Save Our Seas Act. Plastics says the bill will help reduce the amount of waste in the ocean and promote recycling in developing nations, as well as enhance research and development that could help spur innovation to reduce marine debris.