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Save Our Seas Act 2.0

Guest: Professor Sarah Morath

Every minute, the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the earth's oceans. One way of addressing this problem is the Save Our Seas Act 2.0. Sarah Morath, with the University of Houston Law Center, is an environmental law expert and explained what the act authorizes.

"It builds on the earlier act to provide additional funding and focuses on non-regulatory approaches like studying plastic waste, working with foreign governments to remove waste from the ocean and improving domestic management of plastic waste," Professor Morath said.

"It does not address plastic production," Morath continued. "To halt plastic from entering waterways, lawmakers should consider not just how plastic waste is managed, but how it is produced. Limiting single-use plastics and developing biodegradable plastics will need to be part of the solution."

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