Hearing underway for new efforts to end plastic pollution in oceans

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A new state rule to limit the spread of plastic pollution is reaching the final stages.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voted to move forward with a hearing on new water quality standards that will also discuss nurdle pollution.

Currently, plastic producers and shippers are allowed to discharge trillions of small pre-production plastic pellets — known as nurdles — directly into waters with little to no enforcement

The TCEQ is now voting to move forward with a hearing on the rule to limit spills. 

The proposed rule goes to a public comment period until May 2.


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