The US Department of the Interior announced on the 28th that it will gradually ban disposable plastic products on federal land under its jurisdiction, such as national parks.
Last year, Interior Minister Deb Haran requested that various agencies under the Ministry of the Interior develop plans to gradually ban disposable plastic products and plastic packaging within the approximately 1.94 million square kilometers of public land under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior by 2032.
There is a large amount of plastic waste, including water bottles, bags, and tableware, in public lands such as national parks and animal and plant reserves in the United States. The Ministry of the Interior stated in a statement on the 28th that the current recycling rate of plastic waste is low, seriously affecting the survival of wildlife.
The statement states that agencies under the Ministry of the Interior, such as the National Park Administration, have made progress in reducing disposable plastic products, such as establishing water bottle refilling points, increasing recycling efforts, and collaborating with franchisees to reduce the sales of such plastic products. These institutions will further improve their respective plans next year, including setting phased goals and operating rules for the "ban on plastic production".
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