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Plastics Lobby Pushing to Shelve GSA Plan to Cut Single-Use Buys

Aug. 12, 2022, 9:00 AM

A new campaign launched by the Plastics Industry Association criticizes a rule proposed by the federal government’s chief procurement agency aimed at reducing the purchase of plastic goods.

Digital ads in Washington, D.C., will take an “outreach perspective” targeted toward policymakers and the general public, according to Matt Seaholm, president and CEO of the trade association. The content will focus on economic and environmental costs of moving to alternatives to plastic.

The General Services Administration is currently seeking public comments on its proposed rule that would establish requirements and reporting mechanisms for reducing unnecessary single-use plastic in the agency’s procurement, ...