Senate subcommittee debates role of plastics production, recycling in future of US economy

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The impact of plastics in the environment took center stage at a Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday where lawmakers clashed over the future of plastics production and recycling.

A panel of scientists testified during a Senate meeting of the Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight. It was the first in a series of six meetings Sen. Jeff Merkley, D- Oregon, said are necessary to get lawmakers on the same page about how to handle urgent plastic pollution issues affecting air, water and human health.

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