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WASHINGTON (August 4, 2017) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded the Senate’s passage of the Save our Seas Act of 2017 (S. 756) by unanimous consent and welcomed its strong bipartisan support for this much needed legislation. 

“The Save Our Seas Act is widely supported by government, scientists, industry and the ocean community,” said Steve Russell, vice president of ACC’s Plastics Division. “We applaud the Senate’s passage this important legislation and look forward to working with members of the House of Representatives.”

ACC thanked Senators Sullivan (R-AK), Whitehouse (D-RI) and Booker (D-NJ) for their leadership in introducing the bill, along with Senators Coons (D-DE), Inhofe (R-OK), Murkowski (R-AK), Peters (D-MI) and Tillis (R-NC) for cosponsoring it.

ACC and its membership, which includes leading plastics producers, strongly support several features in this bill, including the reauthorization of the Marine Debris Act, provisions to further study land-based waste management solutions and causes of marine debris, and increased investment and technical assistance to help expand waste management systems in rapidly industrializing nations.

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