"The General Services Administration is targeting the federal purchases of single-use plastics and packaging, the agency proposed Thursday in an action that environmentalists called an encouraging step.
The agency is seeking public comment for future rulemaking of reducing unnecessary single-use plastics in government purchases, material that is often used in packaging and shipping.
“GSA has the ability to make a difference by addressing single-use plastics in our construction, concession, and facility maintenance contracts as well,” the notice says. “With single-use plastics being a significant contributor to the global plastic pollution concern, it is a logical step for the agency to examine this.”
The action follows a legal petition in February from about 180 other groups asking the GSA to prohibit agencies from buying disposable, single-use plastics."
Nyah Phengsitthy reports for Bloomberg Environment July 7, 2022.