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117TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION S. RES. ll Designating July 2021 as ‘‘Plastic Pollution Action Month’’.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

Mr. MERKLEY submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on
RESOLUTION Designating July 2021 as ‘‘Plastic Pollution Action Month’’.

Whereas plastic pollution represents a global threat that will
require individual and collective action, both nationally
and internationally, to address;
Whereas, since the 1950s, over 8,000,000,000 tons of plastic
have been produced worldwide;
Whereas, in the United States—
(1) just 9 percent of plastic waste is sorted for recy-
cling; and
(2) less than 3 percent of plastic waste is recycled
into a similar quality product;
Whereas a recent study found that, despite the United States
only accounting for 4 percent of the global population in
2016, in that same year the United States—
(1) generated 17 percent of all plastic waste; and

(2) ranked third among all countries contributing to
coastal plastic pollution;
Whereas single-use plastics account for at least 40 percent of
the plastic produced every year;
Whereas over 12,000,000 tons of plastic waste enter the
ocean every year from land-based sources alone;
Whereas, if no action is taken, the flow of plastics into the
ocean is expected to triple by 2040;
Whereas studies estimate that there are between
15,000,000,000,000 and 51,000,000,000,000 pieces of
plastic in the oceans;
Whereas, globally, 100,000 marine mammals die every year
as a result of plastic pollution;
Whereas plastics, and associated chemicals of plastics, di-
rectly impact human health;
Whereas studies suggest that, every week, humans swallow
the amount of plastic that is in a credit card;
Whereas taking action to reduce plastic use, collect and clean
up litter, and reuse and recycle more plastics will lead to
less plastic pollution;
Whereas, every July, people challenge themselves to reduce
their plastic footprint through ‘‘Plastics Free July’’;
Whereas, during the International Coastal Cleanup in 2020,
nearly 950,000 people across the globe cleaned up over
10,000 tons of plastic from beaches;
Whereas switching to reusable items instead of single-use
items can prevent waste, save water, and reduce litter;
and Whereas July 2021 is an appropriate month to designate as
Plastic Pollution Action Month to recommit to taking ac-
tion, individually and as a country, to reduce plastic pol-
lution: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate—
(1) designates July 2021 as ‘‘Plastic Pollution
Action Month’’;
(2) recognizes the dangers to human health and
the environment posed by plastic pollution; and
(3) encourages all individuals in the United
States to protect, conserve, maintain, and rebuild
the environment by responsibly participating in ac-
tivities to reduce plastic pollution in July 2021 and
year-round.

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