U.S. to Phase out Use of Single Use Plastics on Public Land

The U.S. Department of the Interior said earlier this week that it will ban the sale of single-use plastics on public land by 2032.  The department will gradually phase out the plastics in places like national parks and other public land.  Single-use plastics include plastic or polystyrene food and beverage containers, straws, cups, cutlery, and disposable plastic bags.  The department will help identify biodegradable alternatives.  This is part of an executive order by President Biden instructing federal agencies to minimize waste and support recycled product. The announcement was timed to coincide with World Ocean Day.

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Posted on 17 June 2022