EPA Releases Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution – Update from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On May 2, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution (Draft Strategy) for public comment. 88 Fed. Reg. 27502. EPA states in its April 21, 2023, press release that the Draft Strategy includes “ambitious actions to eliminate the release of plastic and other waste from land-based sources into the environment by 2040.” EPA released the Draft Strategy alongside a new White House Interagency Policy Committee (IPC) on Plastic Pollution and a Circular Economy. The IPC will coordinate federal efforts on plastic pollution, prioritizing public health, economic development, environmental justice, and equity to ensure that the benefits of acting on plastic pollution — including jobs, minimized exposure to harmful chemicals, and clean communities — are available to all. EPA will host a webinar on May 11, 2023, to provide an overview of the draft strategy and the key questions on which EPA seeks comment. Registration for the webinar is open. Comments on the Draft Strategy are due June 16, 2023. For more information, please read the full memorandum.

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