Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
02/11/2020          

Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020

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Alan Lowenthal D-CA 02/11/2020 Sponsor
Frederica Wilson D-FL 02/25/2020 Cosponsor
Peter Welch D-VT 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Maxine Waters D-CA 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Nydia Velazquez D-NY 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Juan Vargas D-CA 05/22/2020 Cosponsor
David Trone D-MD 03/02/2020 Cosponsor
Lori Trahan D-MA 09/11/2020 Cosponsor
Rashida Tlaib D-MI 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Bennie Thompson D-MS 02/25/2020 Cosponsor
Mike Thompson D-CA 02/21/2020 Cosponsor
Mark Takano D-CA 07/13/2020 Cosponsor
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Date Branch Action
02/12/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
02/11/2020 President Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
02/11/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5845. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/11/2020) Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 This bill sets forth requirements related to waste and recycling collection systems for a variety of products and materials, including plastics. The bill makes certain producers of products (e.g., packaging, paper, single-use products, beverage containers, or food service products) fiscally responsible for collecting, managing, and recycling or composting the products after consumer use. In addition, the bill establishes (1) minimum percentages of products that must be reused, recycled, or composted; and (2) an increasing percentage of recycled content that must be contained in beverage containers. Beginning on January 1, 2022, the bill phases out a variety of single-use products, such as plastic utensils. The bill also sets forth provisions to encourage the reduction of single-use products, including by establishing programs to refund consumers for returning beverage containers and by establishing a tax on carryout bags. The bill creates a temporary moratorium on new or expanded permits for facilities that manufacture plastics until regulations are updated to address pollution from the facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency must publish guidelines for a national standardized labeling system for recycling and composting receptacles. Producers must include labels on their products that are easy to read and indicate whether the products are recyclable, compostable, or reusable. Finally, the bill establishes limitations on the export of plastic waste to other countries.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/11/2020) Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 This bill sets forth requirements related to waste and recycling collection systems for a variety of products and materials, including plastics. The bill makes certain producers of products (e.g., packaging, paper, single-use products, beverage containers, or food service products) fiscally responsible for collecting, managing, and recycling or composting the products after consumer use. In addition, the bill establishes (1) minimum percentages of products that must be reused, recycled, or composted; and (2) an increasing percentage of recycled content that must be contained in beverage containers. Beginning on January 1, 2022, the bill phases out a variety of single-use products, such as plastic utensils. The bill also sets forth provisions to encourage the reduction of single-use products, including by establishing programs to refund consumers for returning beverage containers and by establishing a tax on carryout bags. The bill creates a temporary moratorium on new or expanded permits for facilities that manufacture plastics until regulations are updated to address pollution from the facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency must publish guidelines for a national standardized labeling system for recycling and composting receptacles. Producers must include labels on their products that are easy to read and indicate whether the products are recyclable, compostable, or reusable. Finally, the bill establishes limitations on the export of plastic waste to other countries.
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(c)Expenditures from trust fundAmounts in the Trust Fund shall be available, as provided by appropriation Acts, for—(1)making payments under section 6431, and(2)making grants for—(A)reusable carryout bags, and(B)recycling, reuse, and composting infrastructure and litter cleanup

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(ii)Testing has produced evidence recognized by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health or the Environmental Protection Agency that the substance, mixture, or compound poses acute or chronic health hazards

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(7)SecretaryThe term Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers

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Study and action on derelict fishing gear(a)ReportNot later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this subtitle, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (referred to in this section as the Under Secretary) shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives a report that includes—(1)an analysis of the scale of fishing ge


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