Report calls for national strategy to reduce US contribution to plastic waste

Read the full story in Recycling Today.

A report released Dec. 1 calls on the U.S. to create a national strategy to reduce the country’s contribution to plastic waste in the ocean by the end of next year. The report, Reckoning with the U.S Role in Global Ocean Plastic Waste, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS), also concludes that plastic waste in the U.S. is ubiquitous and increasing. It recommends that the U.S. establish a nationally coordinated and expanded monitoring system to track plastic pollution to understand its scale and sources, set reduction and management priorities and measure progress in addressing it.

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