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LCV Statement on the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2021

Mar 26, 2021

Mika Hyer,, 940-783-2230

Washington, D.C. — In response to Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Alan Lowenthal’s unveiling of the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Legislative Director Matthew Davis:

“We commend Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Alan Lowenthal for the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. Our over-reliance on plastics is bad for our health, air quality, the climate, local waterways, and the oceans, and particularly for those low-wealth communities and communities of color who bear the brunt of air, water, and climate pollution from their fossil fueled production. Nothing we use for a minute should pollute our environment for hundreds of years. It’s time for us to reduce the use of plastics, increase recycling, and maximize the use of recycled materials.”