MYSTIC, CT — Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), will be in Mystic Tuesday at the Mystic Aquarium's new Milne Center for Ocean Science and Conservation. Murphy will hold a roundtable discussion with community leaders and stakeholders on the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act.
Murphy is a bill co-sponsor along with and U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).
The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act seeks to help reduce the creation of plastic waste, find uses for the plastic waste that already exists to keep it from entering the oceans, and spur innovation; and tackles the problem on a global scale.
The legislation builds on the initial progress made by the Save Our Seas Act, which was sponsored by Whitehouse and Sullivan and signed into law last fall. The bill includes a section drafted by Murphy and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to establish a Genius Prize for the development of innovations that support advancements in packaging, materials, detection, and cleanup of marine debris.
As part of the discussion, Murphy will hear firsthand about the work Connecticut Fund for the Environment's Save The Sound has been doing to clean plastics on Long Island Sound.