Senator Merkley Chairs Subcommittee Hearing on Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley chaired a Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee hearing titled, “Evaluating Material Alternatives for Single-Use Plastics” on October 26, 2023. This is his opening statement from that hearing; you can find the full hearing here:

Witnesses included:

Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D. – Co-Founder, Executive Director – The 5 Gyres Institute, Leap Lab

Eric Simon – Vice President, Plastic Waste + Business – World Wildlife Fund

Humberto Kravetz – Founder and CEO – GSF Upcycling

Senator Merkley is committed to combatting our plastic production and pollution crisis, including with his Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act.

Read more about that bill: