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Senate passes ‘Save Our Seas’ bill focused on plastic waste

UPDATE: January 13, 2019:?The Senate passed the??Save Our Seas Act 2.0??on Friday in a unanimous vote. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico was among those who had initially argued the bill would not actively tackle the larger problem of plastics, before stronger waste reduction language made it into the final draft.

Some industry players cheered the bill?s passage, with the Grocery Manufacturers Association calling it ?a promising step in the right direction? toward addressing marine debris and pollution. The nonprofit Ocean Conservancy similarly?greeted the news. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives.

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