Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 (S.984) – The Senate companion to the House bill (HR 2238) creates requirements and incentives to reduce the production of a variety of products and materials, including plastics, and increase efforts to collect, recycle, or compost products and materials. It makes certain producers financially responsible, phases out use of single-use products, creates a temporary moratorium on new or expanded permits for certain facilities that manufacture plastics until regulations are updated to address pollution from the facilities, creates new regulatory requirements and establishes limitations on the export of plastic waste to other countries.
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As a business leader and supporter of the Zero Waste Campaign, I am writing to urge you to support the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 (S. 984). This bill incentivizes businesses to reduce their level of waste production, especially plastic in their manufacturing and packaging, which will help reduce business costs at the production, distribution and waste recovery stages. This bill would take us a step closer to achieving a circular economy, which would be better for business and the environment.