The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday it will phase out single-use plastic products on public lands by 2032, including in national parks, in a move aimed at tackling a major source of U.S. plastic waste as recycling efforts falter.
- Interior Department to phase out single-use plastic products on public lands by 2032.
- Move aimed at tackling major source of U.S.
- plastic waste as recycling efforts falter.
- Announcement comes as part of a broader package of announcements from Biden administration to recognize World Ocean Day.
- The ocean ends up taking in a vast amount of plastic pollution taking in more than 14 million tons of plastic per year.
- Plastic makes up 80% of all marine debris found from surface, Interior Department said.