Senator Merkley Chairs Hearing on Reducing Plastic Bottle Waste – Opening Statement

On September 28, 2023, Senator Merkley chaired a Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight hearing titled “Examining Solutions to Address Beverage Container Waste,” the latest hearing in his series of hearings investigating plastic production and pollution and its impact on human health, the climate, and the environment.

Senator Merkley’s full statement on the hearing:

Watch the full hearing: