Tag: Plastic

Senator Merkley on the Danger of Nanoplastics and Microplastics in Water

Senator Jeff Merkley, Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight and Senator Alex Padilla, Chair of the EPW Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, led a joint hearing titled “Understanding the Presence of Microplastics in Water” on February

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCTp3XURJCU Witnesses included: Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D. – Co-Founder, Executive Director –

Merkley, Huffman Introduce Bold Legislation to Take on the Growing Plastic Pollution Crisis

Senators, Representatives Introduce Updated Legislation to Protect Americans’ Health, Strengthen Environmental Justice Protections, and Shift Cleanup Burden to Corporations that Produce Fossil-based Plastics Washington, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley teamed up with California Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) to introduce the bicameral Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act—the

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

Merkley Chairs Subcommittee Hearing on Reducing Single-Use Waste – Opening Statement

On July, 27, 2023, Senator Merkley chaired a Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee hearing examining solutions for reducing single-use waste and expanding refill and reuse infrastructure. Link to Full Hearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg67n76sNsg&t=11s Witnesses Include: Dacie Meng, Policy and Institutions Senior Manager

Senator Merkley Chairs EPW Subcommittee Hearing on Reducing Single-Use Waste

On July, 27, 2023, Senator Merkley chairs a Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee hearing examining solutions for reducing single-use waste and expanding refill and reuse infrastructure. Witnesses Include: Dacie Meng, Policy and Institutions Senior Manager (North America), Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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