To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to reduce the production and use of certain single-use plastic products and packaging, to improve the responsibility of producers in the design, collection, reuse, recycling, and disposal of their consumer products and packaging, to prevent pollution from consumer products and packaging from entering into animal and human food chains and waterways, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 47th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2020
Length: 127 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 11, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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94 Cosponsors (94 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“House Climate Crisis Action Plan Highlights Key Congressman Lowenthal Legislation”
— Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47, 2013-2022] (Sponsor) on Jun 30, 2020
Feb 11, 2020
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Mar 26, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2238 (117th).
H.R. 5845 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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