It's time to regulate what plastics get labeled as "widely recyclable"

Dear EPA Administrator Michael Regan,

Many companies are adopting a new designation of "widely recyclable" plastics for many kinds of products, but only 2.7% of them are actually recycled. Using this label will allow plastic manufacturers to continue to produce single-use plastics that we just don't need under the guise that they're recyclable.

Rather than let companies make the rules, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should be working to create a recycling program that incentivizes the production of truly recyclable materials. We need the EPA to clearly define what products are recyclable and stop allowing producers to mislabel products that are almost entirely non-recyclable.