WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2019 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) applauds bipartisan efforts by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and others to continue to move forward on S. 2260, Save Our Seas 2.0: Improving Domestic Infrastructure to Prevent Marine Debris Act. Upon the mark-up of the legislation in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the SFPA made the following statement:
“The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance applauds bipartisan efforts by Senator Sullivan, Senator Whitehouse, Senator Menendez and others to continue to move forward on the Save Our Seas Act 2.0. This legislation is an important public investment in multi-pronged approaches to address the global plastic challenge and protect our oceans, and it must be matched by strong private sector steps to cut plastic waste. As leading food companies, we are committed to reducing the use of plastics in our packaging, adopting recyclable materials, and investing in recycling and waste collection infrastructure as well as end markets for valuable recyclable materials. We encourage the continued development of public and private sector solutions to reverse this growing global challenge.”
More information about the legislation can be found here.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.